The Curtain wall design is based on prismatic retro reflector panel where the solar cell is pointing upwards for improved solar harvesting. The pointing is optimal for seasonal and daily angular changes, harvesting more light as well as producing more power, yet using only 40% silicon compared with standard BIPV (Building Integrated Photo-voltaic).

Curtain wall panel with up-facing solar cells

Curtain wall panel with up-facing solar cells

The Curtain wall design is characterized with several unique properties:

  • Light transmission (about 10%): translucent panel design enables it to function as a skylight or glass block wall, thereby enabling daylight harvesting inside buildings for additional savings in lighting expenses.
  • One way technology“: residents inside can see outside but invisible from outside, enabling total privacy (Day and Night) while permitting light transmission without mirror like coatings.
  • Two layers of glasses/plastics with air between. Such structure enables improved thermal isolation.
  • Architectural appeal: the mechanical design of our curtain walls offers lighter and stronger product with improved isolation features while offering a very architectural appealing design.
  • Back reflection of excessive light: in regards with environmental temperature increments due to reflected light from low efficient buildings, Kenotomi‘s curtain wall enables reflection of the excessive light back to the sun and not to the surroundings of the building, hence reducing the surrounding temperature.