Under its "Global Gateway Shinagawa" concept, Takanawa Gateway Station has its sights set on being the world's gateway to Tokyo, and is positioned as a launching point for new ideas including the introduction and proof-of-concept testing of state-of-the-art station facilities.
Sunjoule™ has been installed at two locations: the roof of Takanawa Gateway Station's Tokyo-bound platform and also wall surfaces in the station, where it is helping the station achieve its goal of integrating environment and comfort in its design.
*1: An initiative to incorporate various environmentally-conscious technologies in stations, such as energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies. The ecostation concept consists of four key components: "energy efficiency, energy creation, eco-sensibilities, and environmental harmony," each of which is incorporated into station design.
Building Integrated Photovoltaic
Sunjoule™ is a Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) product comprising of a laminated safety glass with embedded solar cells. The solar cells are possible to generate energy with glass installed for façade, canopy, top light, curtain wall where the normal glass is installed. Sunjoule™ realizes a sense of openness combined with heat shielding performance, has outstanding aesthetics, and offers broad design freedom in both exteriors and interiors. In today's world, environmental consideration is demanded in a variety of settings, and Sunjoule™ responds by not only supporting ZEB (Net Zero Energy Building) but also opening up new possibilities for glass.