September 28, 2021

Solar Panels of the Future; Technology and Aesthetics Combined

Marjan van Aubel Studio designed the colourful solar- paneled roof of the Netherlands pavilion during...

Marjan van Aubel Studio designed the colourful solar- paneled roof of the Netherlands pavilion during the Expo 2020 Dubai. The skylights are made out of lightweight ASCA® organic transparent solar cells (OPV), that are 100{8a27014bcb7e26651630aaac013b08cb740444db397c7ebd7041955bf8eed5b9} recoverable and of non-toxic materials. By combining technology, aesthetics and sustainable materials, the studio has created the solar panels of the future.

 

Multi-functional design

Van Aubel’s skylights will immerse the visitor in rays of light. Its vibrant patterns were specially designed for the pavilion. Light and colour reflect, refract and dance inside the pavilion. The Netherlands pavilion, also known as The Dutch Biotope designed by V8 Architects, is a temporary circular climate system where energy, water and food solutions are connected. The unique solar panels by Marjan van Aubel collect energy from Dubai’s sun rays to power the pavilion. At the same time, they allow sunlight into the pavilion and filter the right spectrum of light which the edible plants on the food cone use for photosynthesis. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Energy Harvesting Microwatt to Gigawatt: Opportunities 2020-2040.

 

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