The project

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.

More and more amazing creations

The ASCA® technology allows to imagine ever more astonishing shapes. By playing with shapes, colors, transparency and the way the modules are assembled together, it is possible to imagine almost limitless creations. For the Future Light from Distant Star project, ASCA was able to meet David Beattie's very specific design needs.

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Denis BOURENE - Business Development Manager ASCA

"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."

Denis BOURENE, Business Development Manager - ASCA

Key information

Project steps

  • Beginning of the project
    January 2022
  • Production of modules
    May 2022
  • Delivery of the modules
    June 2022


Mission Stakeholder
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
Installation David Beattie

Project team


Business developer

Audric Montigaud - Project Manager - ASCA

Project Manager


A greenhouse equipped with ASCA solar modules

An aesthetic solar greenhouse