Inflatable Solar Skin allows inefficient buildings to generate solar energy
Aug 03, 2009 17:52
Here's a cure for old buildings that want to generate solar electricity. Here's a new concept that will enable old buildings to generate energy for themselves with a solar energy generating facade. Designers over at Studio Formwork are trying to do this with the Solar Skin which is a lightweigh unitized system of inflatable solar components that can be zipped together to forma temporary skin without any renovation.
The inflatable units measure 4ft in length and 2.5ft in width and comprise of white foam cylinder eye-shaped pieces that can be installed on any building or even a house. The system can be installed as a tensile member with wires fed through the foam tubing to create a temporary shelter.
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