Solpod demonstrates good design:
- Functionality: the first economically, redeployable rooftop solar solution; enabling renters access to the benefits of solar;
- Safety: moving 80% of person-hours from working at heights to a safe factory floor;
- Quality: industrialising solar install by pre-fabricating pods rather than assembling every component on the rooftop;
- Sustainability: expanding solar market to renters, and enabling reuse rather than scrapping.
This globally significant innovation was delivered by an interdisciplinary team of Victorian based designers, which encompassed industrial design, wind tunnel testing, structural and electrical engineering, manufacturing and full scale prototypes.