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Architectural Heliostat & Daylighting System (NSW) — 2014 SMART 100

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1. THE BEGINNING

This innovation came to life when…

This innovation initially came to life when French Architect Jean Nouvel conceptualized the heliostat installation for the One Central Park development on Broadway. Artist’s impressions were provided to Kennovations in order to complete technical feasibility assessments. Kennovations then completed the detailed design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of the technology.

2. WHAT & HOW

The purpose of this innovation is to…

The purpose of this innovation is to capture sunlight and redirect it into retail spaces and onto landscaped terraces, addressing inner-city shading issues in high-density living environments. At night the heliostat’s integrated lighting displays visual artworks via LEDs.

It does this by…

It does this by incorporating an innovative system of fixed and motorised mirrored panels designed to capture sunlight and redirect it into the retail atrium and onto the landscaped terraces.

3. PURPOSE & BENEFITS

This innovation improves on what came before because…

This innovation improves on what came before because of the reliability of the tracking software and improvements in product design. Overall the reliability of the system is necessary in order to reduce the risk involved with implementing such a product in an urban environment.

Its various benefits to the customer/end-user include…

Its various benefits to the customer/end-user include improved solar exposure in high-density living areas, improved quality of life; provision of sunlight and improved lighting conditions for residents; reduced shading for retailers; reduced dependence on artificial lighting sources.

4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

In the past, this problem was solved by…

In the past, this problem was solved by adjusting the geometry of buildings to permit solar exposure to required areas. Architects are now provided greater freedom to explore new building geometries whilst still complying with building standards.

Its predecessors/competitors include…

Only small-scale implementations of this technology have been developed before. Kennovations is the first in the world to complete heliostat installation of this scale in an architectural environment.

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5. TARGET MARKET

It is made for…

It is made for architects and property developers who are wanting to address shading issues within a site. They are required to maintain solar exposure to areas in order to comply with development approvals and this product delivers sunshine at any given time (given the sun is shining) irrespective of whether the site is in direct line to the sun. Heliostats allow solar into areas that may benefit from it (without a required performance specification) to improve living conditions — making outdoor areas sunny all year/day around so residents can enjoy the benefits of sunshine without shadow.

It is available for sale through…

It is available for sale through Kennovations product design and engineering. The product is customised to each site to optimize performance for the location.

Our marketing strategy is to…

Our marketing strategy is to educate architects and property developers on the benefits of the technology permitting them to specify the technology in new residential and commercial projects. Case studies are presented directly to architectural firms in order for them to consider the possibilities that this product can offer them, their client, and ultimately the residents of new properties.

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