with the ultimate goal of proposing innovative solutions and increasing the performance of more traditional ones.
Five key issues delineate astonyshine’s strategy:
- The use of freestone in building, which, thanks to advanced technologies and new design methods, shows promise of sustainability and energetic efficiency, together with great aesthetic appearance—both classical and new, low-tech definition, and hygro-thermal advantages.
- The call upon concentrated solar power systems, combining photovoltaics and thermal, to answer to the house’s energetic needs with higher efficiency and lower prices than standard photovoltaic flat panels, by proposing new ideas for their morphologic and technologic integration in architecture and testing recently appeared technologies.
- The research of new design, materials, and technologies, for the interface between the solar module and the building structure, including temperature control, ventilation, and caulk issues, pre-fabrication problems and production costs reduction for a significative commercial impact.
- The integration of architectural and structural design with project logistics, intended to reduce the overall cost of the product and increasing its quality and sustainability.
These matters will be treated jointly as they contribute to the main search for the building integration of the solar modules, increasing their applicability, extending the photovoltaic compatible areas, and rendering acceptable their installation for their visual impact on the urban and rural landscapes.