August 2021 Il Cantiere – Abitare, conversation with Fiorenza Trento of the Fondazione Agire. Innovation is applicable in every economic sector and one of the successful examples, at the Ticino
The kit iWin is a photovoltaic venetian-blind shading device that is integrated inside an insulating window (double glazing unit).
iWin allows to combine in one single element different functionalities adding value to construction elements nowadays necessary: renewable energy production (useful for the building operation), light and solar radiation control (especially in summer), glare protection and superior aesthetics.
The sealed environment of the glass-enclosed chamber (insulating window) ensures total protection against dirt, dust or weather conditions and almost no maintenance is required to the blinds.
iWin solution is based on our international patent pending methods for continuous production that integrates thin film photovoltaics solar cells on venetian blind inside a two glasses-enclosed chamber with an easy installation framing structure suitable to retrofit conventional insulated windows or to be installed in new Zero Energy Buildings.
iWin is developed to be marketed worldwide, in particular where solar protection is needed to shield building from overheating during summer. The main target are multi-story and highly glazed buildings.