The buildings consume over 40% of the total amount of worldwide produced energy and approximately 24% of GHG emissions are released from them. Thus, there is a strong need for reducing energy consumption in buildings. Thus, buildings must be changed its roles from mere passive consumers to fair active producers in urban areas.
According to goodnewsnetwork news, for urban residences and buildings, implementing renewable sources of energy can be difficult. Researchers have tried building solar panels out of various materials so they can be placed in front of windows, but this generally leads to a large decrease in natural lighting in exchange for limited energy generation.
This unique origami-inspired solar panel has the potential to turn windows into a source of electricity for any apartment dweller.
Soligami, on the other hand, is a solar panel system that works similarly to shutter blinds so that light can still be allowed to pass through a window.
Furthermore, the folded design of the system has an increased surface area, which results in greater energy production. “We’re looking at repositioning the city as a place of production, not just a place of consumption,” Ben Berwick, an architect for the Soligami panel, told Fast Company. “It’s making your apartment a better place to be,” he added.
Although the cost of each Soligami system is yet to be determined, the simplicity of manufacturing the panels and their inexpensive materials is likely to be fairly cheap for consumers. —————–***—————-
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