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Solar Brick helps buildings generate energy

March 8, 2022

It replicates the esthetics of traditional post-war-era brick masonry.

Solar Brick installation

Photo courtesy Mitrex.

Toronto-based Mitrex has launched Solar Brick, a building-integrated façade system designed for use as brick-wall cladding, allowing allow buildings to generate energy without sacrificing traditional esthetics.

Recreating the familiar look of traditional post-war-era brick masonry, a Solar Brick façade can generate 330 W of renewable electricity per panel. In a recent installation, by way of example, a 56-kW system spanned over 4,000 sf.

“Electrically powered buildings are a logical and sustainable solution to combat climate change,” says Mitrex CEO Danial Hadizadeh.

The new cladding product is suitable for new construction projects or retrofits of older structures, including recladding and overcladding. It is available with a customizable facing layer, anti-reflective and anti-soiling coatings, a range of panel sizes and a variety of backing options to allow the panels to be incorporated into any structure.


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