These brick-like solar panels can turn regular walls into power generators

Kaycee Enerva

Kaycee Enerva


Canadian solar technology manufacturer, Mitrex, has launched brick-like solar panels that can transform regular walls into power generators. 

The product, dubbed Solar Brick, boasts up to 330w per panel while creating a facade of a traditional masonry brick – a staple of buildings in North America. 

The Solar Bricks feature a 59kW system size spanning over 4000 SF (solar field), allowing the building owner to generate electricity without the bulk and “poor aesthetics” associated with traditional solar panels. 

In addition, the solar bricks are suitable for either new construction or retrofits of older structures – including over-cladding or recladding. 

“Our mission is to transform how we build our structures – electric-powered buildings are a logical and sustainable solution to combat climate change,” shares Danial Hadizadeh, CEO, Mitrex.

Some of the features of the Solar Brick include:

  • A customisable facing layer.
  • Various backing options allow for the panels to be integrated into any structure.
  • Patented coatings with anti-reflective and anti-soiling properties.
  • A wide range of panel size choices.
  • Low embodied carbon of the solar materials and efficient energy generation.

The company’s panels are guaranteed to last for years and provide durable, energy-efficient structures. 

 “With our products, everyone can contribute to reducing emissions while constructing buildings with materials that last for generations. There is no compromise for builders, architects, or homeowners,” Hadizadeh added. 

Kaycee Enerva

Kaycee Enerva

A digital content manager based in the Philippines, Kaycee Enerva has written for multiple publications over several years. A graduate of Computer Science, she exchanged a career in IT to pursue her passion for writing. She's slowly practicing sustainability through period cups, and eating more plant-based food.

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