Introducing Solar Visuals

New energy producing building material

Solar Visuals is a startup, founded by UNSense and partners ECN part of TNO and printing specialist TS Visuals. We co-developed this revolutionary new cladding material that combines high production of solar energy with visual design aesthetics. The application of the Solar Visuals panels in the façades and surfaces of buildings creates opportunities for energy production in the built environment on a large scale. With this technology buildings in the future will become batteries that provide the energy needed for their own use and more. The innovative combination of full colour print and high efficiency photovoltaic material make the Solar Visuals panels smart, efficient and visually attractive at once.


The Solar Visual-panels, also known as Dutch Solar Design PV-modules, are developed by the research consortium Dutch Solar Design, formed by ECN part of TNO, architectural office UNStudio/ UNSense, printing specialist TS Visuals, the Design Innovation Group, façade specialist Aldowa and the research team Urban Technology of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA). For the market introduction and sales of the product the Solar Visuals Ltd. was founded and its shareholders are TNO, TS Visuals and UNSense.
The project received a grant from the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO). Design