solar screen


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solar screen

1. A nonstructural openwork or louvered panel of a building arranged so as to act as a sun-shading device.
2. A perforated wall used as a sunshade.
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In addition to offering energy savings, solar screen reduces glare and fading and offers daytime privacy.
The solar screen of laminated glass is etched in a pattern of vertical strips on the outer face and ceramic frit on the outward-facing surface of the inner laminate, with a grid of small squares on the same horizontal module as the etched strips.
The type of glass selected not only protects against explosions but also acts as a solar screen to block out the desert sun and keep the interior of the building cool.
The building's facade perforations serve as a solar screen, letting in high levels of light, air and views through to the interior occupants.