Fit on every house
Roof tiles with hidden photovoltaic cells
They look like ordinary roof tiles, but have built-in photovoltaic cells. In this way, listed old town houses could also produce electricity.
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This is what the roof tiles look like with invisible photovoltaic cells underneath.
Barbara EhrenspergerEditorial Green
Historic houses and wonderful old towns can be found all over Europe. Nobody would think of installing large black solar panels on the dainty roofs of centuries-old houses. What’s more, the monument protection would never allow that.
The Italian family company Dyaqua is now solving this problem. As Stern reports, Dyaqua manufactures roof tiles that look like conventional ones, but are equipped with hidden solar cells.
Hidden photovoltaic cells
And this is how the “solar bricks” work: The photovoltaic cells are “smeared over” with a polymer mass. The mass is colored but lets through the light components that are needed for the cells.
«We can also create the look of stone, wood, concrete and brick. Therefore, such a solution can be installed not only on roofs, but also on walls and floors,” says the company.
Seen in Pompeii
The invisible solar tiles are already being used in the historical park of Pompeii in Italy. “They look just like the terracotta tiles used by the Romans,” said Gabriel Breeding, director of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, to the “Stern”.