Window integrated solar collector

Research summary

The windows developed in this project will prevent the heat from solar radiation from entering buildings, and instead convert that to usable energy. Thus, the need for air conditioning is drastically reduced without compromising daylight illumination. On the other hand, our widows will also increase the use of solar power by integrating the collectors directly into the facades of buildings.


Research info

Research title
Window integrated solar collector

Research timeline
1.10.2014 - 1.9.2017

building-integrated photovoltaics energy green energy photovoltaics plasmonics solar collector solar energy surface plasmons windows


Finland, Germany, India, Norway

University of Jyväskylä
Department of Physics, Nanoscience Center
Jyväskylä, Finland

Funding instrument
Business Finland, Academy of Finland, European Union Funding

Head of research
Wolfgang Fritzsche

Research team
Jussi Toppari, Janne Simonen, Wolfgang Fritzsche, Frank Garwe, Vamsi Komarala, Eshwar Thouti, Johannes Skaar, Christopher Dirdal

University of Jyväskylä, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Contact information
Janne Simonen
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