An aesthetic solar greenhouse capable of extending the growth of plants at night
Called Future Light from Distant Stars, this greenhouse installed at Visual Carlow (VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art), Ireland, was designed by artist David Beattie.
Imagined as a work of art, it takes the form of a lively and colorful greenhouse during the day to transform into a functional greenhouse with a strong visual impact at night.
From a technical point of view, it integrates 15 triangular and semi-transparent ASCA® solar modules laminated between two polycarbonate panels. The modules recharge a battery during the day, and then the battery powers a UV lamp for 3 hours at night. This is a useful light source for plants that use UV light to extend their growth period at night.
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"It is always rewarding to work with artists to imagine 100% new solutions. For this project, we had to respond to a very specific request in terms of the visual aspect as well as the shape and size of the modules. We also had to come up with a solution that would cover all the lighting needs of the greenhouse."
Beginning of the projectJanuary 2022
Production of modulesMay 2022
Delivery of the modulesJune 2022
|Design of the greenhouse||David Beattie|
|Design of modules||David Beattie|
|Technical drawing of the solar solution||ASCA|
|Development of the technical system of modules||ASCA|
|Production of modules||ASCA|
A greenhouse equipped with ASCA solar modules