During the day, people want to be connected to the outside. At night, people want beautiful illumination.
Humanity in the 21st century is increasingly urban and large glass facades let in heat and glare from the sun.
SPOTlight (Simple Planar Optical Technology) transforms “found spaces” in the urban environment into sources of renewable energy and aesthetically pleasing designed environments using a new class of translucent photovoltaic sunshades.
Examples of found spaces are:
Diffuse daylight. Warm, diffuse daylight is transmitted through the optics and creates ideal illumination without sacrificing view.
Block heat and glare, and generate electricity. The Simple Planar Optical Technology blocks heat and glare and focuses the direct sunlight onto a solar cell.
Brings resilient energy into the heart of cities. Balance between energy consumption at night and production during the day brings us closer to the dream of having net zero carbon cities.
Beautifies and brings visibility to sustainability. As an architectural building element, SPOTlight augments the urban environment and improves mental health, boosts productivity and increases people’s happiness.
Valuable urban utility applications. Integrated programmable LEDs turn SPOTlight into a digital display at night. Intelligent controls enable transparency or privacy, as desired.