Gallery SOLARBOX 1
Gallery SOLARBOX 1
July 2020
Headquarters 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort, Belgium

SOLARBOX - Increasing solar installed power on existing urban areas and protected architecture

SOLARBOX is a solar architectural glass structure designed to deliver sustainable energy for existing structures and protected buildings.

The existing building stock represents 99% of a city. Integrating renewable energy sources in existing buildings can pose challenges due to technical and regulatory restrictions. SOLARBOX proposes a new renewable energy solution for existing buildings to address this challenge. SOLARBOX utilises PV technology in laminated glass to produce power from the sun whilst respecting visual regulatory requirements for old buildings. SOLARBOX is highly customisable (e.g. size, colours), making it suitable for protected buildings such as old city centres, castles, and churches to generate clean renewable energy.

Key features

  • Environmentally positive in 3-4 years
  • A medium-scale installation produces over 250 MWh of energy per year


  • Return on investment in 7 to 10 years
  • Potential to sell energy produced back to the grid
  • 2.5 times greater installed power on a rooftop compare to normal rooftop PV installation

Categories of Application

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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