Tata Steel pioneers buildings which truly have solar flair
Cranking up the heating already? Imagine living in a home which makes its own energy…a constant, sustainable source from within its own walls. Sounds like science fiction?
This futuristic bill-battling technology could soon be a staple of everyday construction thanks to Tata Steel’s pioneering partnership with SPECIFIC, the Innovative and Knowledge Centre headed by Swansea University.
Turn up the heat – your building’s paying the bill
SPECIFIC’s Baglan Bay site near Port Talbot is where tomorrow’s world becomes today’s reality, with the latest development unique steel and glass coated and galvanised panels which are able to self-generate energy – turning any building into its own mini power station.
Tata Steel is at the forefront of renewable energy construction solutions
Tata Steel already supplies one hundred million square metres of roofing and wall material to the construction industry, so development of sustainable steel materials that effectively power the building itself is a natural step towards future-proofing the use of steel in a growing, energy-conscious world.
The innovative, coated conductive panels which harness solar power to generate, store and release energy can be used for any construction which uses large amounts of steel and glass, whether it’s commercial, industrial, public – even residential. Pilot production of the new panels is already underway and it’s hoped that they will become commercially available in just a few years.
Renewable energy comes from within
This exciting development ensures that Tata Steel is not only at the forefront of renewable energy construction solutions in the UK, but across the globe – revitalising traditional construction products to truly make them shine bright with sizzling solar power.