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ZigZagSolar at the Global Impact Investors Network

Solar energy in cities; stepping stones towards clean green energy

In cities there isn’t much roof top area for harvesting solar energy.
ZigZagSolar harvests solar energy from facades with the best looks and the highest electrical yield. In cooperation with technical universities and institutes we developed a product with dedicated software and dedicated solar modules. The availability of solar energy in cities leaves more capacity in the electrical grid for air conditioning HVAC and the introduction of electrical vehicles.

Solar energy thereby indirectly helps in fighting air pollution and smog.
ZigZagSolar perfectly harmonizes with newest regulations, incentives and models for sustainable buildings.

For that reason we presented ZigZagSolar at the Global Impact Investors Network (GIIN) by Private Equity Investment (PEI) and MoMo4climate.

ZigZagSolar reached the finals. A second price among more then 50 contestants is encouraging.
The first price was handed to the winners by Nick O’Donohoe from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

NOM: Zero Energy Building

Is it really true ?! Totally NOM?

The answer is: Yes!
The first apartment building in the Netherlands with more than six floors which is complete NOM.

The 78 apartments are optimally positioned in terms of orientation, very well insulated and airtight maximized with
optimal quality of living. It is possible to realize the complex completely NOM by using 78 soil resources for
the water/water heatpump and photovoltaic panels on the roof and on the facade.
PV panels in the facade? These panels are integrated by the architect in an iconic way into the facade, namely Zigzag
Solar. In this manner, the PV modules are not visible itself. The visible Alubronze panels, reflect the light onto
the photovoltaic panels for increased efficiency. The future residents will certainly identify with this icon of

With a specialized team we have managed to create the best conditions for living for
tomorrow. Our team likes to work to complete this elaborate concept that fully complies with all laws and regulations,
adaptable to the desired location.

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ZigZagSolar Reflection

We have modified the looks of our test facility. We have installed a patented textured reflective surface and a decorative print. We are grateful to our friend Thijs Sepers at TS-Visuals for the superb printing quality. TS Visuals is known for the prints at the Markthal in Rotterdam by MVRVD-architects.

ZigZagSolar in Corporatiebouw

Interview met Diederick Barendsz


In het juni-nummer van het blad Corporatiebouw staat een interview met Diederick Barendsz, projectontwikkelaar bij ZOwonen, een woningcorporatie met woningen in de gemeente Sittard-Geleen en omgeving.

Onderwerp is verduurzaming van het woningbestand, waarbij ZigZagSolar een belangrijke rol gaat spelen, onder het motto: zigzaggend naar de zon !

lees hier het artikel (opent een nieuw tabblad)


ZigZagSolar op dak TU/e

ZonneGevel project completed prototype facade in SolarBEAT research facility.

The prototype test facade of the TKI ZonneGevel projected has been succesfully installed in SolarBEAT at the TU/Eindhoven. At this test facade, two companies have installed their new innovative BIPV facade. In the lower part of the facade, the company SCX-Solar is testing their product SoloWall based on thin film PV. In the upper part of the facade, the company WallVision is testing their product ZigZag Solar, with a ZigZag structures that ‘hides’ the PV-panels.

Both companies will be doing outdoor performance research for one full year, in close collaboration with SEAC and the other partners in the ZonneGevel project. Moreover, the facade will be a demonstrator and possible to visit for potential customers and other stakeholders.