QSolar’s colored Kristal solar panels are semi-transparent and rigid, but they do not include frames. According to Andreas Tapakoudes, President and CEO of QSolar, “QSolar’s Kristal panels address the Building Integrated Photovoltaic Market (BIPV) which is expanding at a very rapid rate in Europe. The availability of coloured panels creates an even larger potential market for us because the Kristal panels enable architects and designers to implement a wide variety of building applications.”
The panels are designed to meet structural requirements for walls while generating energy from the sun. We can’t wait to see where this goes – energy-generating covered bridges, canopies, or solar carports may well be on their way.