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    Submission Open 01.01.2017
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    Submission Closed 15.07.2017
  • We are here
    Selected Projects Announced 28.09.2017
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    Global Grad Show 13.10.2017
Submission Open 01.01.2017
WE ARE HERE Submission Closed 15.07.2017
14-18 November 2017 13.10.2017
Global Grad Show 13.10.2017

Royal College of Art

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www.rca.ac.uk

Rolar

Rolar is a series of blinds that capture and store solar energy.

Common methods of capturing solar energy, such as solar panels, often require the user to own his or her roof. For users in multi-unit buildings, this often means that the installation of solar panels is either impossible or enormously time consuming. Rolar blinds, however, attach to a more available alternative: the window. By using printed solar technology, the blinds collect and convert solar energy in the same way that panels do. Battery packs located in the pull-down bar at the bottom of the blind store the energy, which is made easily accessible through USB ports. Rolar blinds provide users with renewable energy, while shading them from the sun’s glare.

Royal College of Art

WEBSITE

www.rca.ac.uk

Rolar

Rolar is a series of blinds that capture and store solar energy.

Common methods of capturing solar energy, such as solar panels, often require the user to own his or her roof. For users in multi-unit buildings, this often means that the installation of solar panels is either impossible or enormously time consuming. Rolar blinds, however, attach to a more available alternative: the window. By using printed solar technology, the blinds collect and convert solar energy in the same way that panels do. Battery packs located in the pull-down bar at the bottom of the blind store the energy, which is made easily accessible through USB ports. Rolar blinds provide users with renewable energy, while shading them from the sun’s glare.

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