Solar simulator” created to scan building walls in any condition

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The ETH Zurich has created a solar simulator, marking a turning point in the evaluation of building materials, making it possible to simulate a wide range of climatic conditions to test the effectiveness of building “surfaces” in any environment.

This breakthrough, made by the Zero Carbon Building Systems Labmakes it possible to experiment with the thermal performance of innovative materials, from extreme heat to mild winter conditions, all from a single point of control.

Importantly, this technological development, led by Professor Arno Schlüter of the School of Architecture and Building Systems, facilitates experimentation with varied building systems, including 3D printed walls and new materials, exposing them to solar radiation that would be encountered anywhere in the world.