Mitrex Introduces “Solar Brick” a Product that Converts Buildings into Energy-Generating Power Plants

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Mitrex, a Canadian manufacturer of solar technology, is introducing Solar Brick, a solar-integrated facade solution designed for use as brick wall cladding that converts a building into a renewable power plant.

Mitrex Solar Brick facades provide up to 330W per panel while recreating a traditional masonry brick look, which is common in North American buildings.

Mitrex’s most recent project includes the installation of their Solar Brick, which was custom-made to match the existing brick facade on the post-war era building.

The installation has a 59kW system that spans over 4,000SF. The incorporation of Solar Brick into the facade provided the building owner with an energy-generating building envelope while avoiding the poor aesthetics associated with solar technology.

Mitrex specializes in building-integrated solar products (BIPV), such as solar facades, glass, and roof panels, with the goal of incorporating solar technology onto every exterior surface of a structure without altering its appearance or design.

Mitrex’s Solar Brick is a cladding product that meets this mission—it is suitable for new construction projects as well as retrofits of older structures, such as recladding or over-cladding.

“Our mission is to transform how we build our structures—electrically-powered buildings are a logical and sustainable solution to combat climate change,” says Mitrex CEO Danial Hadizadeh.

“Everyone can help to reduce emissions by using our products to build buildings that will last for generations. For builders, architects, and homeowners, there is no room for compromise.”

The following are the features and benefits of the Mitrex solar facade:

  • Made in Canada, advanced manufacturing methods maximize efficiency and functionality.
  • Enhanced aesthetics with a customizable facing layer.
  • Make use of patented anti-reflective and anti-soiling coatings.
  • A wide range of panel size options.
  • Various backing options allow the panels to be installed on any structure.
  • Solar materials with low embodied carbon, efficient energy generation and contribution to LEED points to assist builders in achieving net-zero energy.

Mitrex facade panels are guaranteed to last for years, resulting in long-lasting and energy-efficient building envelopes.

Zach is our contributor covering home improvement and building renovation business news.