SunTiles by Astrid Krogh: Energy Generating Curtains

SunTiles by Astrid Krogh: Energy Generating Curtains

Photovoltaics have come a long way the last few years, but what we'd really like to see more of are photovoltaics integrated into building designs, objects and materials rather than just slapped on a roof. Designer Astrid Krogh is progressing this idea by killing two birds with one stone with her solar curtain SunTiles.

Astrid Krogh is a designer who experiments with LEDs, fiber optics and solar cells in textiles. Knowing the vast amount of light that windows receive, she designed a prototype for curtains made of woven of solar cell plates. They collect energy to generate power, block sunlight, and also, according to Krogh, act as a passive heat collector. Looks cool and seems like a no brainer! Hopefully the concept gets fully flushed out and into production.

Find out more about the SunTiles here and more on Astrid Krogh on her website.

(Image via Astrid Krogh)

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