SolPix is a solar-powered, sun shading, media wall system. The site-specific piece is located in the conservatory of the Cooper-Hewitt museum for “Why Design Now?” an exhibit that addresses human and environmental issues. One side of the piece is a large color LED display while the backside acts as a shading structure that also captures available sunlight as electricity via photovoltaic cells. It is a self-aware system that monitors its energy consumption as well as its solar energy production.
SolPix is a collaboration with Simone Giostra & Partners architecture firm and Jeremy Rotsztain. My role in this project was as the developer of the photovoltaic system monitor software, backend, and hardware solution.