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Solar cladding for rural outbuildings

  • by JW

“… might be of interest to small-holdings and farmers.”


There is the sort of cladding you would not want around your home:

What is cladding, why was it used on Grenfell Tower and how many buildings failed tests following the fire?

And it’s still an issue:

More than 300 tower blocks are still waiting to have Grenfell-style cladding stripped as Government warned it still has a ‘long way to go’ – Manchester Evening News

Which has trapped a lot of people:

Cladding scandal: The homeowners left unable to sell in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire


The problem is that the way we build our housing means we lose a lot of heat:

Heat loss – Designing Buildings Wiki


One way might be to clad your home in solar panels:

Solar facade Solar cladding –


With an example from today’s Arch Daily:

Ductal® is a fibrous, ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) which is available with a photovoltaic film incorporated into the large-format panels.

Photovoltaic Cladding from Ductal®


A correspondent suggests:

Not at all suitable for Sidmouth but might be of interest to small-holdings and farmers whose out-buildings are often rather unattractive already…