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Source: Copenhagen International School

This Danish School Is Covered In 65,000 Square Feet Of Bright Aqua Solar Panels

By Nicole Caldwell

Gone are the days of trying to hide unsightly solar panels. At the Copenhagen International School – Nordhavn, solar panels are part of the aesthetic. There, 12,000 blue-green photovoltaics cover almost the entire exterior, adding unique architectural details at once functional and eye-catching.

No detail has been overlooked. 

Solar power is responsible for more generating more than half of the school's electricity. That’s no small feat, so when architecture firm C.F. Møller took the project on, it was all about incorporating the panels into the design. To do that the Swiss research institute École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne was called upon to make custom panels that would be powerful, but also beautiful. Each panel incorporates particles of blue-hued glass on its surface, and is “individually angled to create a sequin-like effect.