Solar power isn’t really anything new. We’ve depended upon the sun for light and warmth since life evolved on the planet. Even with modern technology and architectural advances, some things haven’t changed. Although our lifestyles have changed dramatically over the course of human history, the sun has remained reliably consistent and predictable.
The difference now is that, with a solar shading system, we can bring the sun into our homes and workplaces, and we can control the amount of heat and warmth that we derive from it. When we’re outside, we’re at the mercy of Mother Nature when it comes to sunlight. But thanks to Danpal’s Controlite® System, we can turn the tables when we invite sunlight to come inside.
How Solar Shading Systems Optimize Sunshine and Shade
Knowing the path that the sun will take on its daily trek across the sky determines the ideal location for a building and once the site is determined, the architect draws up the plans for a solar shading system. Controlite® knows how the levels of heat and light outside alter as the day advances; that knowledge makes it possible for the interior of a building to control the amounts of daylight and solar heat gain that come inside, maintaining a consistent level of comfort for the occupants.
How much heat and light do you want to come inside? How much shade do you need? Intelligent daylighting adapts the track of the sun so that internal living and working spaces reflect our personal comfort levels. The ability to bring the soothing shade into daylighting architecture allows your solar shading system to transform the appearance of your home or workplace. You can imagine the relief that you’ll experience when the external extremes in temperatures throughout the seasons can be eased by Controlite®!
How The Controlite® Solar Shading System Promotes Energy Efficiency
The sun was the original source of energy for our ancestors. But they weren’t dealing with the effects of climate change and environmental turmoil that the modern world faces. Now we know that in order to have a healthy planet, our technology needs to do its part. That’s exactly what the engineers and design experts at Danpal have accomplished with the Controlite® panels, which reduce the amount of energy that we would otherwise have used due to our long-time dependence upon air conditioning, heating, and artificial lighting.
A solar shading system incorporates the dual nature of the sun: light and heat for warmth and comfort, and shade for the relief that we get when there’s glare and rising temperatures. Controlite® has movable shading that retracts in order to let natural light and heat come inside. The obvious energy benefits of this system show up in the more efficient use of heating and cooling systems, and that, in turn, shows up in your bank account.
There’s an added benefit to installing a solar shading system and going green. Green buildings have rating systems, and credit points are earned with these kinds of measures that created a more harmonious environment.