Solar shading systems: Delivering distinctive architectural impact and cutting energy use

Colt’s solar shading and daylight optimisation systems provide good quality natural daylight without solar glare, so as to improve internal conditions and reduce energy costs.

The benefits of solar shading systems

Solar shading systems eliminate excessive glare and reduce solar heat gains in the summer. In this instance, during the hotter months of the year, the building is protected against overheating by adjustable heat reflecting louvers, which are oriented according to the position of the sun. Radiation from the sun is partially absorbed and reflected by the louvers, which reduces heat gains within the building.

  • Optimum performance by reducing solar heat gains whilst maintaining acceptable levels of natural daylight
  • Reduction of cooling loads in summer
  • Potential for striking aesthetic impact

For more information to assist designers, see our design approaches for solar shading page.

Colt’ product range

Colt markets its solar shading product range directly from its European Centre of Excellence for solar shading based in Kleve, Germany. Contact details.

Colt's products include:

  • Glass sun louvers
  • Metal sun louvers
  • Brise soleil systems
  • Panelized sun shade panels
  • Associated control systems.

Colt offers systems that consist of fixed brise soleil or controllable louvers, in vertical or horizontal configurations, made of aluminum, textile or glass fins, as well as many other types of systems. View our products page to find out more.

Solar shading design approaches

Find out what are the approaches when designing a shading system. Read more.

Custom Solutions

Find out about Colt's capability to develop specialized solutions. Read more.

Colt Projects

Read about our projects in the North America and around the world.

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