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Aesthetic electrifying façade with ENVELON modules

The New Sustainable Aesthetic – Electrifying Façades

Solar architecture: Technology of the future – the new architectural aesthetic

Solar architecture by ENVELON brings extraordinary exterior design and sustainable functionality to buildings. Our architecture approach is not only appealing to forward-thinking architects, but also to building owners and construction planners. The beauty and functionality of ENVELON’s energy building envelopes and solar architecture unleashes innovation in sustainable building design and opens a new green building chapter for architects looking to actively bringing sustainability to modern building design. The entire area of our building envelopes can be used to generate solar energy, giving the building a special character in two respects. That's how solar architecture by ENVELON does not only meet modern design requirements, but also the call for more sustainable design and the usage of renewable, environmentally friendly energy sources and resources.

Flexible design: Solar envelopes and sustainable architecture in a variety of colors

ENVELON’s one-of-a-kind color technology brings a pallet of colors to building envelopes that combines beauty and functionality. The wide range of colors gives architects and building owners creative freedom to express their architectural design ideas and provide their buildings a modern, sustainable aesthetic with unique design elements. How does ENVELON achieve this inimitable kind of solar architecture? The coating technology of our envelope elements doesn’t use colors in the true sense of the word. ENVELON`s color technology uses an ultra-thin internal coating that selects a specific component of the color spectrum, combining vibrant colors with solar generated electricity.

Reference class (clear glass) has a light transmittance of 93.0%.

ENVELON solar module: ON Generate

Green buildings in all shades: Captivating play of colors through varying sun radiation

ENVELON’s solar-active building envelopes are the new sustainability aesthetic – unlocking the potential for creative architectural play with colors and create an inspired building look.  Depending on the time of day, the environment and the sun’s light intensity the physical properties of the glazing material create a real architectural eye-catcher: as a result of the interference effect between the incident sun light and the photovoltaic panel, the color saturation of the building envelope varies according to the position of the sun over the course of the day. This interplay of colours gives buildings with solar panels by ENVELON a very special, literally "activated" envelope.

Architecture with innovative design: Seamless building envelopes thanks to invisible mounting

Architects and developers place strong value to aesthetics in order to design and build structures with a distinctive design and building character. ENVELON’s active building envelopes don’t get in the way thanks to a frameless exterior design and hidden mounting hardware components. The result is a beautiful piece of sustainable architecture, providing all the benefits of a conventional glass façade with the added bonus of climate-friendly and carbon-reduced solar energy production. Thus, building envelopes by ENVELON are not only an architectural, but also an environmental construction statement – sustainable design made to endure in a carbon-reduced, resource-responsible circular economy.
If you'd like to learn more about the technical construction of ENVELON's solar architecture and building envelopes, click here.



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Go ON and discover the ENVELON world of solar-active facades

Questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

Sven Schreiner

VP Sales and Business Development

+49 906 982-2000