Access to conventional solar power is often limited by high upfront costs, and is more accessible to people owning their own houses. The process of solar panel installation on tower blocks can be accompanied by complicated planning permissions, and segregated units in blocks of flats and office blocks make operation and installation more complex and intricate. Currently it is not easy for flats to generate their own solar energy directly, despite the majority of people in cities living in flats.
Additionally, overheating as a consequence of global warming is becoming a significant issue, especially in inner city flats. With the percentage of the world’s population living in cities rising, this problem is going to get worse.
Filia is currently in advanced discussions with a garage door company in which to incorporate their technology. One of the worlds’ largest private equity companies has also agreed to test Filia blinds in some of their properties in southern Europe, with another company agreeing to test blinds in Singapore. There is also momentum with a garage door panel manufacturer who produces significant square meters of garage door panels each year.
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