Thanks to Film, This Concrete Wall Now Produces Energy

May 27th, 2015 by Casey Flores

Always ahead of the times, Europe now has its first “solar concrete wall” thanks to film. HeliaFilm, that is.

The product, manufactured by Dresden, Germany-based Heliatek, was applied at the headquarters of Reckli, a manufacturer and designer of concrete walls.

The project features three rows of concrete modules with Heliatek’s solar, energy-generating film totaling nearly 60 square meters.

The project features three rows of concrete modules with Heliatek’s solar, energy-generating film totaling nearly 60 square meters.

The wall has an installed power of 1kWp and the south-west oriented wall will supply around 500 kWh of electricity per year, according to the company.

Dr. Thomas Bickl, Heliatek’s vice president of sales and product development, sees this technology as a prime opportunity for future energy efficiency.

“We are very happy to see the progress of our joint development project,” he says. “The unique features of our solar films like ultra-thin, low weight and flexible layout fit this application perfectly. About 130 million square meters of concrete façades are installed every year worldwide.”

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  1. Very interesting

  2. Wow!This is really the power of solar technology.Its great to know that Dr. Thomas Bickl sees this technology as a prime opportunity for future energy efficiency. It is amazing to know that we have this first solar concrete wall in Europe and it can really inspire other countries to install this solar concrete wall too.

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