Company Profile

Polysolar develops, designs, and project-manages Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) solutions. We are an award-winning Cambridge (UK) based developer and producer of innovative low-cost solar photovoltaic glass for the BIPV market and are one of the world's leading providers.

Our unique thin-film solar PV glass is the first truly transparent alternative for conventional architectural building materials, generating renewable energy and a return on investment.

We work with clients, architects, surveyors and throughout the construction industry to provide turnkey and bespoke integrated PV solutions. Our products provide an exceptional finish to a building, enabling environmental targets and planning regulations to be met. Indeed our contribution to BREEAM environmental assessment method can be sufficient to extend classification by a whole category. 

Polysolar was established in 2007 by CEO Hamish Watson for the development of next generation Photovoltaic solar materials. A Technology Strategy Board grant with development partners Solvay chemicals and Pilkington glass gave rise to the worlds largest single cell organic photovoltaic (OPV).

As the R&D progressed, Polysolar developed, launched and certified an amorphous silicon transparent glass solar panel (PS-C series) alongside an opaque glazing unit (PS-A series). The product range is enhanced by an all black higher powered micromoprh unit (PS-M-NX series). Technical details on the product and technologies can be found here. More recently the company introduced a range of BIPV products that address different architectural requirements. This includes the PS-CT range of high performance transparent glazing panels, façade cladding panels and flexible roofing panels. 

The company has won numerous awards and commendations across the renewable energy community, including the Canary Wharf Cognicity challenge, which led to the installation of the UK's first solar powered bus shelter, and being invited to meet with HRH Prince Charles to discuss our PV greenhouse capabilities.

Polysolar brings together all of the required elements of a construction project to give end clients the confidence and ability to call Polysolar their choice for building integrated PV projects.

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