Innovative solar shading

Climate-KIC Start-Up

Founding Year: 2012

Location: The Netherlands

We believe in buildings that give more than they take! Buildings that make active use of the sun by using it’s daylight for a pleasant inner climate and harnessing it’s abundant energy to become independent of fossil fuels.

We invented a smart solar tracker system that enables concentration photovoltaics, the world’s most efficient PV technology, to be integrated in glass roofs and facades for optimizing daylighting, energy efficiency and solar power production. The SolarSwing system uses all direct light for efficient power and heat production while all diffuse light will enter the building as pleasant daylight. In that way effective solar shading is combined with outstanding energy performance for glass building parts. SolarSwing will enable the world to truly transform buildings into sources of energy and well-being!

Team Members: Sam Kin (MSc Energy Analysis); Koen van Hees (Msc mechanical engineering); Sander ten Kate (MSc Biology)