MicoShade is a Danish company that specialises in developing and marketing advanced, transparent solar shading. Its MicroShade™ product creates a comfortable working environment while at the same time reducing energy consumption for cooling and ventilation in modern buildings with large glass façades, using aesthetic and maintenance-free solar shading. MicroShade was founded as a spin-off from the Danish Technological Institute.
Redefining Solar Shading
MicroShade™ is a breakthrough in solar shading that is integrated into façade glazing. The product is built into two- or three-layer glazing and comprises a very thin and transparent layer of micro lamellae adapted to the movement of the sun. Sunlight from low angles (early morning and late in the evening) passes relatively unimpeded between the micro lamellae, while light from higher angles (when the heat from the sun has the most impact) is blocked. Easy and simple but genius, MicroShade™ allows an unrestricted view to the outside all year round. MicroShade™ replaces traditional solutions such as exterior shading, solar control glass and solar protection films applied to the glazing. The benefits include:
- Excellent indoor climate
- Effective shading of direct solar beams
- Reduced need for air conditioning and ventilation
- Easy to install; suitable for retrofit and new build
- No costly maintenance, so low cost of ownership
- Aesthetically pleasing solution
- Unrestricted view
- 100% natural daylight
- Resistant to wind & temperature
MicroShade is selling its products using a value based approach.
A clear IRR can be shown for MicroShade, using this building owners are targeted directly, thus making sales far easier that traditional commodity sales approach.
After completing a funding round of DKK 34 million(€4.5M) to drive the the further development of the company and with participation of all four investor groups, MicroShade's CEO, Laurits Bach Sørensen, steps up as chairman of the board and hands over the daily...read more
Creating an excellent indoor climate under the double curvature glass roof suited to the head office of the Confederation of Danish Industry employers’ body was a major challenge. Thanks to MicroShade’s solar shading built into the glazing, it is possible to keep...read more
December 2012 - PhotoSolar's product MicroShade featured in HVAC Magasinet (Danish magazine) The Danish HVAC Magazine for climate and energy technology features an article on the installation of MicroShade at the new headquarter of Danish Confederation of Industry in...read more
September 2012 - Feature LEAF Review of MicroShade by PhotoSolar The LEAF Review, a magazine for Leading European Architects, features a company insight of integrated solar shading MicroShade by PhotoSolar. This is a modern solar shading system integrated inside...read more