Solar Design: Photovoltaics for Old Buildings, Urban Space, Landscapes
The future belongs to the sun. The use of solar energy in new construction has been growing rapidly, and in response to that success, interest in retrofitting the technology to older buildings is increasing. Solar Design features case studies of more than 30 realized projects, demonstrating how photovoltaic systems can be consciously and discriminatingly installed as structural design elements, and creatively ntegrated into historic buildings, monuments and existing urban landscapes. A survey of relevant technologies proves them increasingly compact and flexible. Hermannsd rfer and Rb bring us essential inspiration for architects and authorities interested in using this environmentally friendly technology in creative new ways. Their work will be of equal interest to environmentally conscious design buffs and design-conscious environmentalists.