Solar shading in a holistic perspective: energy efficency to energy production and from product to architecture [ELSA]
Research Project , 2015 – 2017

The purpose of the project is to increase interest, knowledge and acceptance for solar shading products in existing as well as new buildings, with emphasis on PV integrated products. The project will be conducted in a multi-disciplinary innovation arena where we investigate acceptance for solar shading products from different actors and the need for further development. Within the project at least two solar shading demonstrations will be conducted which will be tested and evaluated from a holistic perspective(technology, energy, economy, architecture, indoor environment, user perspective) and at least one new solar shading product will be developed. An actions based research will utilize project experiences to draw more general conclusions around innovative products and processes in the construction sector.


Liane Thuvander (contact)

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Paula Femenias

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design


Allbohus AB

Alvesta, Sweden


Hvidovre, Denmark

Inobi AB

Göteborg, Sweden

Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB

Göteborg, Sweden

Lund University

Lund, Sweden


Solna, Sweden

Peab Sverige, Göteborg

Göteborg, Sweden

Perstorps Persienn

Perstorp, Sweden

PPAM Solkraft

Ljungsbro, Sweden

Solkompaniet Sverige AB

Hägersten, Sweden


Limhamn, Sweden

SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB

Borås, Sweden

Svensk Solenergi

Stockholm, Sweden

Svenska Solskyddsförbundet

Falköping, Sweden

Swedish Construction Federation

Stockholm, Sweden


Göteborg, Sweden

Wäst-Bygg AB

Borås, Sweden


Swedish Energy Agency

Project ID: Diarienummer2015-002774
Funding Chalmers participation during 2015–2017

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Areas of Advance


Areas of Advance


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