Solar shading in a holistic perspective: energy efficency to energy production and from product to architecture [ELSA]

The purpose of the project is to increase interest, knowledge and acceptance for solar shading products in existing as well as new buildings, with emphasis on PV integrated products. The project will be conducted in a multi-disciplinary innovation arena where we investigate acceptance for solar shading products from different actors and the need for further development. Within the project at least two solar shading demonstrations will be conducted which will be tested and evaluated from a holistic perspective(technology, energy, economy, architecture, indoor environment, user perspective) and at least one new solar shading product will be developed. An actions based research will utilize project experiences to draw more general conclusions around innovative products and processes in the construction sector.

Partner organizations

  • Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB (Private, Sweden)
  • Solkompaniet Sverige AB (Private, Sweden)
  • NCC (Private, Sweden)
  • GaiaSolar (Private, Denmark)
  • Inobi AB (Private, Sweden)
  • Svensk Solenergi (Private, Sweden)
  • Allbohus AB (Private, Sweden)
  • SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB (Research Institute, Sweden)
  • Peab Sverige, Göteborg (Private, Sweden)
  • Swedish Construction Federation (Private, Sweden)
  • Västfastigheter (Public, Sweden)
  • Lund University (Academic, Sweden)
  • Wäst-Bygg AB (Private, Sweden)
  • Perstorps Persienn (Private, Sweden)
  • Svenska Solskyddsförbundet (Non Profit, Sweden)
  • PPAM Solkraft (Private, Sweden)
  • SOMFY NORDIC AB (Private, Sweden)
Start date 01/07/2015
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2017

Published: Tue 22 Sep 2015. Modified: Fri 07 Sep 2018