Urban Concept Architects, Ado Architects & SnA Architects

GCIS , Solar Façade Research Project

Pretoria

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The world is continually searching for innovative renewal technologies in the lighting, heating and cooling sectors that are represented in 60-70% of the electrical loads in commercial buildings. The solution lies in light harvest strategies balanced with cooling/ heating requirements. The integration of Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) cells within the laminated glass facades has a dual purpose - firstly to generate electricity from surfaces exposed to sunlight and secondly to obtain the right combination by using renewable energy generating methodologies. The PV’s add an aesthetic appeal which attempts to remind all occupants of their role and responsibilities to conserve energy within the building.