The see-through solar panel has a semitransparent function to ensure day lighting and visibility in and out the construction site and generates electricity using sunlight. The low-reflective colored solar panel prevents direct reflection of sunlight to provide a solution for the reflected glare in urban areas. Kaneka has a wide variety of colored solar panels and materializes a color scheme that matches the design of the building*2.
Kaneka is focusing on consolidating original wall-mounted products for buildings in addition to roof-mounted photovoltaic power systems for houses. To achieve the ZEB, wall-mounted solar panel products are necessary, and those satisfactory designs are required by architectural designers.
Kaneka will increase the number of its solar panel installation in the public architecture as well as improving the original solar panel products, design proposals and construction methods more to provide solutions for environmental and energy issues.
*1 This is a system that stores electric power generated by the solar cell into the battery and supply it as necessary.
*2 Five different colors of solar panels, which represent the corporate color of Taisei Corporation, are adopted.
（Specifications of solar panels）
See-through solar battery per panel: dimensions 1200 mm × 988 mm × 11 mm, 30 kg, aperture ratio 10%, 85 W output
Low-reflective colored solar battery per panel: dimensions 1000 mm × 300 mm × 69.5 mm, 5.5 kg, 17 to 21 W output
(Photo of solar panels installed-on the temporary fencing:
left, low-reflective colored solar panels; right, see-through solar panels)