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Build Solar


Following many years of research into integrated solar technologies, a small team from the University of Exeter decided to create a spin-out company to develop some of their innovative ideas.


Buildings consume more than forty percent of the electricity produced across the globe.

Deployment of standard solar technology is limited by the large area requirement and the negative visual impact. We want to overcome these limitations by introducing technologies that become a part of the building's envelope.

We aim to BUILD integrated, affordable, efficient, and attractive SOLAR technologies as part of the building's architecture, in places where energy demand is highest, whilst having minimal impact on the landscape and on quality of life.  


Build Solar is supported by cutting-edge research, carried out at the University of Exeter. It brings together the latest solar technology and embeds it within conventional construction materials. This combination provides access to new markets and creates opportunities to deploy solar technologies within urban environments.