Submitted by: University for Arts and Design
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Solar Screen
Building facades convey increasingly today as large-scale, interactive screens for advertising and informational messages. Not only large-scale representations of varying artists use images on building facades. In the advertising business projectors, large-area displays and light classical facades with light bulbs or LEDs have a fixed place for years. This media facades have the disadvantage that they are usually associated with high production cost, which is visible day may be limited and primarily consume energy resources instead. These disadvantages aside, the three researchers at the University of Art Linz accepted and developed the first global communications display that produces electricity. To conceive the idea of the respective pixels (= picture element) of the display is a solar cell and harvests its own energy, the operation of the display without using any external resources.