Solaxess develops and markets white and colored foils for the aesthetic integration of photovoltaic modules. Thanks to their technology, panels can finally adapt to the construction sector demands and of other fields. Facades become colored and produce energy, while being aesthetic.
Together with the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), Solaxess has developed a nanotech film that is taking the construction industry by storm. The film can be applied directly onto solar panels to obtain a white or coloured surface without affecting the efficiency of the panel. It works like a selective mirror, scattering visible light to create a white surface while allowing infrared light to reach the solar cells behind. Surfaces covered in the innovative solar film are both more attractive than conventional solar panels and help to insulate the building. Solaxess panels are already in use on the exteriors of buildings in China, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland. Solar panels using Solaxess technology form an aesthetic white or coloured surface, which hides the solar cells but does not affect their ability to convert sunlight into electricity. Compatible with any solar technology, the fine film is integrated into the surface of the solar panel during production to suit the needs of the owner or developer. The Solaxess solution is aimed at photovoltaic manufacturers, developers and architects wanting to rethink façades and help expand the use of solar energy.