Vertical Solar

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October 2019
Headquarters Easthampton, MA 01027, USA

Vertical Solar - A wall made out of solar-block PV panels

Vertical Solar enables to produce solar energy with PV panels settled on steep surfaces.

The solution makes buildings themselves into potential energy producers. The product combine solar PV technology with standard building materials, there is no need for dramatic changes in construction methods, so wasted wall space in cities represents a superb opportunity to produce Terawatts of electric power. SolaBlock provides a pathway for a smooth transition to high EV demand in cities. SolaBlock buildings are hurricane-resistant and self-powered, changing the energy and safety outlook for vulnerable areas. Vertical solar wall systems can be deployed economically at box stores, factories, data centers, prisons, highway walls, schools and other structures that currently are just wasted walls. It is a solution for both new and existing construction, that is cost-effective, easy-to-install and compatible with complex architectures reducing congestion to the grid, creating resiliency to natural disasters such as hurricanes, and empowering residents with tools to enjoy the benefits of solar and combat climate change.

Key features

  • Reduces net building demand, grid congestion and electric generation
  • Generates up to 68 TW of additional power in new retrofit construction resulting in 30 million tonnes of avoided CO2 and 45 thousand tonnes of avoided pollutants


  • A payback time up to 6 years
  • Lifecycle savings are 50% to 90% compared to PV curtain walls

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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