Urban Tiles: Lighting Up Buildings With Solar Energy

Urban Tiles: Lighting Up Buildings With Solar Energy

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Urban Tiles: Lighting Up Buildings With Solar Energy

Posted on Sep 27 2011 at 02:12:56 AM in Technology

Urban Tiles: Lighting Up Buildings With Solar Energy

We’ve long heard how OLEDs (organic light emitting diodes) are poised to change the home electronics market thanks to their energy efficiency, but what about large-scale applications like lighting up urban buildings and façades?

Urban Tiles created by Israeli designer Meidad Marzan, offers a glimpse into how OLEDs could potentially light up our cityscapes, in the form of two-sided, reversible tiles that have photovoltaics on one side which collect sun energy during the day, and on the flip side, OLEDs which shine using that power at night. .

Assembled on a surface, this checkerboard of light-collecting and light-emitting tiles could change how our cities are lit at night. Check out this video showing how OLED-skinned buildings could look like:

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Created: Sep 27 2011 at 02:12:56 AM
Updated: Sep 27 2011 at 02:12:56 AM
Category: Technology
Language: English

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