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Off-the-wall energy for self-sufficient buildings

Concordia University researcher Andreas Athienitis’ thermal solar wall technology can provide enough heat and electricity to take whole buildings off the grid
Institution(s)
Concordia University
Province(s)
Québec
Topic(s)
Fuel and Energy Technology
Civil engineering

Tall buildings have lots of exposed walls, which makes them ideal platforms for renewable solar energy systems, a fact Andreas Athienitis understands well. In fact, you can find his new solar panel technology on the façade of the Concordia University’s John Molson building in the heart of downtown Montreal. This building uses the sun’s rays to produce its own heat and electricity, even on the coldest winter days.