Hey friends! I am working on a class project for my marketing program, and we are working on a thin film solar panel awning. One aesthetic consideration that has been introduced to us is polycrystalline thin film solar panels, which come in various colours. I'm having trouble finding sources for this product though, so if you know of a website or something please share it with me!
Also if the idea of a solar panel awning is something you think is interesting, would you consider participating in my interview phase of the project? I'd appreciate it and we could do that over email or hangout! More Details:
Using thin film solar technology, our group project is proposing making an awning covered with thin film solar panels. The awning would be 5-6 sections that could retract into a stack or be extended to shade a deck or large window while generating solar power for a home. We'd include a certain amount of remote control, including maybe a smartphone app so you could extend the awning from work to generate power while you're away.
This project is at the moment entirely hypothetical. Our project goal for the course is to create a business model for a new green building technology.
Here is a pinboard with awning ideas that I like. Large umbrellas for restaurants (using origami folding to retract) is another customer channel we are considering. http://pinterest.com/geekylyndsay/awnings/
We are using the Business Model Generation
book and business canvas for this project. If you would like to see this canvas, I can share that with you as well! #solarpower #solarenergy #studentproject