The Solar Window-Shutter
Colt has developed a Solar Window-Shutter that can be installed on either old buildings during refurbishment, or during the construction process on new buildings. It provides highly efficient external sun shading, generates electricity from a renewable source by optimising the use of daylight, provides thermal protection and burglar protection, as well as weather protection for windows. In new buildings the Window-Shutter effectively replaces the roller shutter, which does not provide sufficient thermal protection and can also disturb external safety guards. The solar integration with wooden frames also bypasses the need to use energy intensive aluminium.
Two parallel lever arms move the Solar Window-Shutter in a half circular movement to the side, so that the solar active side is always pointing towards the sun in either the open or closed position. With wide window formats, the Solar Window-Shutters can be installed as a sliding mechanism. The mechanism is entirely covered by the frame, making the Window-Shutter acceptable for use on historical monuments.
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