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SOLARBOX

Increasing solar installed power on existing urban areas and protected architecture

July 2020
Gallery SOLARBOX 1
Gallery SOLARBOX 1
01.

Identification

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.

Label Date July 2020
From Belgium
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • Environmentally positive in 3-4 years
  • A medium-scale installation produces over 250 MWh of energy per year
03.

The Financial benefits

  • 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
04.

Activity Region

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  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

Sun Soak Design

Solar architecture, solar structures & infrastructures, photovoltaic design, BIPV

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Headquarters 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort, Belgium
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The information set out above, is solely for the purposes of information and the Solar Impulse Foundation does not provide any guarantee as to its authenticity, completeness or accuracy. This information does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation to buy into, transact or to enter into any agreement with any of the parties or persons mentioned above. Potential investors or interested parties are solely responsible for their investment or business decisions and for performing any due diligence required by the circumstances.