Who The project was developed in collaboration with ASCA, a manufacturer of OPVs. The product, first and foremost, aims to be utilized in large quantities by architects and urban planners. Conversely, it is also meant to be retailed to non-professionals, where it could be sold by the meter just like conventional corrugated sheets, with straightforward instructions for installation.
Why With the emergence of the breakthrough solar technology of the OPV, a persuasive answer on how to actually integrate it into the architecture is still lacking. Corrugated sheets are characterized by their wave structure, which creates stability without adding much material. Subsequently, the installation on a variety of different supporting structures becomes very simple.
How In a concrete scenario, the corrugated solar sheets will be manufactured with an infinite width and finite height (1–2 meters), while perforations in the print out of the OPV film enable cutting the sheets to desired lengths. The material will consist almost exclusively of PET plastic, allowing a high degree of circularity. In most cases, montage on supporting structures or walls will only require screws and rubber washers.
Where These sheets cover a broad range of applications in architecture, while the most obvious ones would be roofs and facades.