Sunstyle provides renewable energy and beautiful aesthetics

The French company SunStyle has invented a new type of solar panel that harvests clean renewable energy while seamlessly blending into the original design of any building. Drawing from the traditional slate shingle roofs on Switzerland Alpine region, the dragonscale pattern of the solar roof is placed flat on any roof, to provide protection, functionality, and harmonious aesthetics.

According to the developers, the system has an extremely low profile and can be stylishly integrated into any structure, even those with complex roof layouts, taking into account the unique shape and any protrusions such as chimneys or skylights.

Sunstyle's 'dragonscale' solar shingles bring together the most complex roofs
the SunStyle solar roof at the Strand Church in Tau, Norway

all images courtesy of SunStyle

diamond setting technique and easy installation

SunStyle’s solar roofing solution converts unlimited solar energy into electrical energy without compromising the original design of a building. ‘Our aim is to ensure that the appearance of the roofscape is maintained,’ the French company explained. The system is installed with a diamond layering technique that adapts to all roof shapes, creating a uniform and harmonious appearance. This method of laying also provides the roof with stability and better waterproofing. On the other hand, the low thickness of the roof allows it to fit perfectly into the building and blend into the landscape. According to the team, the system is very easy to install because the solar tiles are light and the electrical connections on the back of the shingles ensure uncomplicated and safe wiring. The system can be integrated with any technology, allowing users to choose their preferred electronics and battery storage.

The tiles contain many solar cells that are able to convert sunlight into energy. These cells are protected by a structured glass plate. The energy production capacity depends on the color: 115 Wp if it is a black tile and 85 Wp if it is a colored tile. In addition to the characteristic diamond-shaped solar shingles, passive shingles without solar cells are installed in areas without sunlight. Energy-producing side tiles provide the ideal roof finish and maximize energy production. With color-coordinated aluminum composite panels that can be cut to size on site, the system can be perfectly adapted to special roof shapes.

Sunstyle's 'dragonscale' solar shingles bring together the most complex roofs
the SunStyle roof of the Holiday Home in Boltigen, Switzerland

Sunstyle's 'dragonscale' solar shingles bring together the most complex roofs

Sunstyle's 'dragonscale' solar shingles bring together the most complex roofs
SunStyle is the creator of Google’s dragonscale solar shingle roof

Sunstyle's 'dragonscale' solar shingles bring together the most complex roofs

Sunstyle's 'dragonscale' solar shingles bring together the most complex roofs

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