Client
Tim & Kim Berwick

Location
Lambton, Newcastle

Project
Design & Construct

Solgami explores a new building component that increases the buildings energy efficiency, in terms of consumption and production, aiming at carbon negativity, while improving the indoor environmental quality.

Solgami is a pass-through solar retrofit device for windows that links greater natural illumination of an internal environment with energy generation. The screen relies on the use of an advanced optical coating on a printed solar cell that splits light between visible and infrared spectrums, reflecting the former into the room, and absorbing the latter to be converted into electricity. This retrofit device is able to generate electricity whilst enhancing the indoor environmental quality by increasing the daylight penetration, and modulating the buildings internal temperatures.

Solgami has been supported by both Lexus and Dyson, with exhibitions in Tokyo & Milan. The project has been the face of both Vattenfall & Lexus. We are currently seeking funding for further development.

The democratisation of healthy environments through natural illumination.

Client:
NA

Year:
2019 -

Status:
Ongoing

Team:
Benjamin Berwick.

Collaborators:

Nichinan Group, USyd, UNSW, Toyota Global, Lexus

Solgami