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Vertical Solar

A wall made out of solar-block pv panels for economical, durable and practical energy production

October 2019
Gallery Vertical Solar 1
Gallery Vertical Solar 1
01.

Identification

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.

Label Date October 2019
From United States
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For A place in the market ; Customers ; Visibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

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Applications
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • 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
03.

The Financial benefits

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

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  • Activity
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Company Profile

SolaBlock

SolaBlock is a pioneer in Vertical Solar, creating products to harness solar energy from building walls.

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Headquarters Westhampton, MA 01027, USA
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