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Buurtboost Optopper (Neighbourhood Boost)

Buurtboost Optopper (Neighbourhood Boost)

Square meters of active Solarix panels
27 m2
Expected yield
2,950 kWh per year

The project

In 2021, Solarix received the PROVADA Proptech Award from Daan van der Vorm. A year later, the first collaboration has become a reality with the integration of designer solar panels in the modular sustainable living solution: the BuurtBoost Optopper.

In February 2022, BuurtBoost joined forces with BurtonHamfelt Urban ArchitectureDAT Bouwsystemen, Smart2Prefab, The Urban Jungle Project and Solarix. In three months they developed a complete prototype, suitable for topping up existing real estate.

“Housing associations and municipalities know what they have to do: tackle it, move ahead and rapidly expand the housing supply with affordable, sustainable and attractive homes, thus giving the neighborhood a 'boost'. The Optopper is one of BuurtBoost's unique products within our integrated approach that offers a solution for this.”

Mariette BroesterhuizenStrategic Manager BuurtBoost

Estimated annual CO2 reduction of the BuurtBoost Optopper

Expected to generate 2.950 kWh per year | Equal to the absorption of 94 trees.
kg / CO2 per year
Zonnegevel Buurtboost Optopper | Solarix
Design zonnepanelen | Optopper Buurtboost | Solarix

Solarix solar facade

The Solarix solar panels are incorporated into the facade of the Optopper, which means that the small house generates enough energy to be energy neutral. Additional solar panels or a green roof can be placed on the roofs. The panels are part of a sloping overhang where the corner panels are dummies with the same appearance. The Solarix panels from the gray Dot collection have a chic look and match the wood and frames perfectly.

Standard dimensions were used in this project, which suits the prefabricated houses. An affordable sustainable home has been developed.

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Client Vorm has brought together several parties to devise and develop a prefab concept that can ultimately be scaled up affordably. Solarix supplies the panels and the mounting system in a standard version so that they can always be properly integrated within the Optopper concept.

Client: Vorm

Project realization team: Vorm, DAT Bouwsystemen, Solarix

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