On the surface, some buildings don’t appear to be ample spots for solar installation. There isn’t enough room to set an array of panels, or there isn’t enough structural durability to support the weight.
A relatively new product is helping building owners and operators overcome those challenges.
Sunflare, a thin, flexible solar cell, can be affixed to walls and even wrapped around exterior corners, harnessing the suns rays and producing energy for some of those otherwise unlikely users.
The advent of Sunflare comes as solar usage is rocketing. Half a million solar panels were installed every day in 2015. According to a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), renewable energy, mostly solar and wind, accounted for more than half of all new electric capacity added in the world last year, a 15 percent jump from 2014.