Italian company Dyaqua has developed roof shingles that contain hidden solar cells. The cells in the solar bricks are almost invisible to the human eye.
In order to increase the attractiveness of photovoltaic systems, creative ideas are still needed. In addition to the costs, the design and possible uses of the panels often play an important role. Because the rectangular design of solar systems will certainly strike many people. An Italian company developed now a solution to this problem.
The presented approach is based on a relatively unobtrusive design. For this purpose, the family company Dyaqua developed a roof tile that contains several small solar modules at the same time. If you didn’t know what’s in the bricks, you wouldn’t see any difference to conventional shingles. Because the solar cells are almost invisible.
Solar bricks: Barely visible to the human eye
According to the manufacturer, the performance of a panel is around 7.5 watts peak. The company installs the cells on a roof tile and covers them with an inconspicuous, translucent layer. The solar tiles are not visible from the outside.
However, they receive enough sunlight for efficient operation. The color selection covers a large part of common house roofs. In addition to a terracotta look, Dyaqua also offers systems based on wood, stone or concrete.
Interested parties can install the shingles on a roof or on floors and walls. This makes the technology particularly suitable for new or older existing buildings. The dimensions are again 45 × 17 × 13 centimeters.
Invisible solar cells: Production currently only on request
So far, the company has successfully used the technology in Italy and Portugal. The roof tiles are approved by the manufacturer at temperatures between minus 40 and plus 85 degrees Celsius. The system is also resistant to splashing water (IP68) and fire (UL94 HB).
Buyers can request the shingles directly from the manufacturer. An area of nine square meters contains around 134 bricks and costs 7,000 euros (excluding VAT). Dyaqua is thus presenting an innovative solution that is invisible to the human eye and could change electricity production.