SunMotion: new solar and daylight roof system
The innovation concerns two vital trends in architecture: the increasing demand for solar cells on buildings (EPC standard 2020) and the increasing demand for natural light in buildings.
For solar cells, direct sunlight is necessary and for diffuse daylight it is essential to avoid direct sunlight. By combining these two requirements, a new roofing system is developed. During the day, the sun will move above the triangular, white aluminum solar-panels, and so an interesting game of light and shadow will occur on the floor.
When finished this graduation project at the TU Delft, I have been developing the system further; in June 2017 I placed the first prototype at a Van der Valk hotel in Germany. This winter of 2017-2018 the first production of the panels will follow.