SolTech Energy Captures Solar Energy with Stylish Glass Roof Tiles

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We want to get energy from clean energy sources, especially the sun, and if we can make solar power look better, it is possible that solar market acceptance would grow amongst those people who like to combine function and form.

One example of a company that has introduced a gorgeous-looking product in the market is the Swedish company SolTech Energy, which recently won an award for its glass tiles.

SolTech Energy’s solar thermal solutions allow the sun to shine through and reach an absorbing surface underneath. Beneath the absorption fabric, special beams form a column where the air is heated and circulated through the company’s patented technology.

After that, the energy captured is directed into the house and integrated with the house’s existing heating system. It could be either an air or water based system, such as a ground source heat pump, air heat pump, pellet boiler, oil boiler or electric boiler.

SolTech Energy says that typically the system is connected to a water based heating system via an accumulation tank, but it also offers other solutions. The only requirement is that the house has some form of central heating systems.

The company has several products on its portfolio, which differ in application but serve the same overall purpose: capture solar light and convert it into clean heat by integrating the system into the existing structure.

For specs fans, here’s some more precise info: the SolTech Energy system generates about about 350 kWh heat per square meter (10 square ft), depending on several conditions, mainly climate, but also roof angle and cardinal direction.

Article by Antonio Pasolini, a Brazilian writer and video art curator based in London, UK. He holds a BA in journalism and an MA in film and television.

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Walter’s contributions to CleanTechies over the past 4 years have been instrumental in growing the publications social media channels via his ongoing editorial and data driven strategies. He is the founder and managing director of Sunflower Tax, a renewable energy tax and finance consultancy based in San Diego, California. Active in the San Diego clean technology community, participating in events sponsored by CleanTech San Diego, EcoTopics, and Cleantech Open San Diego, Walter has also been a presenter at numerous California Center for Sustainability (CCSE) programs. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law where he teaches a course on energy taxation and policy.

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  1. This seems an interesting way to capture solar light that can be transformed into usable heat. There are still available resources under the sun that we can use for our advantage. As long as the type of glass tiles to be used here are the most durable tiles on earth that can be supported by a home’s structure for the longest time possible, I don’t see a problem with having roofs made of these materials.

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