Leopold Seiler

Februar / February - 2020

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

Bachelor of Arts


MakingSolar are solar modules made of organic photovoltaics that can be linked together. The user can select and create his or her own solar module from a library of samples and adapt it to his or her existing conditions.

What is the Topic?

MakingSolar was developed in the semester project "The Power Of... Where Design meets Solar Energy". It is about the question of how we as designers can meet climate change and which new applications solar technologies offer. MakingSolar focuses on the still "young" technology of organic photovoltaics and presents the versatility of this technology.

Why does it look like this?

In contrast to silicon solar cells, organic photovoltaics offers far more options in terms of design. It is far more versatile in its color, shape, pattern, and haptics as a film, and thus offers a great deal of creative freedom.

What is special?

In contrast to the technoid appearance of conventional solar cells, MakingSolar offers an attractive system that can be integrated into the living area in a completely different way.

What is new?

There is no module made of organic photovoltaics that can be linked together and that can be decided from a library of patterns. Solar modules are therefore not regarded as a pure technological device, but offer the option of dealing with it in terms of design.