Agriculture is continuously under pressure to become more efficient and minimize the negative impact on the environment. Sunlight is at the heart of agriculture, yet plants and microalgae do not utilize all the light offered by the sun as efficiently. UV light is considered harmful, and green light is partially reflected giving plants their green color. SolarFoil develops a transparent layer, a foil, that can optimize the sunlight’s spectrum for crop growth to increase the yields in greenhouses, polytunnels and for algae.
At the root of our innovative solution lie nanomaterials that can manipulate the sun’s light and output tailored light spectra. This innovative technology was developed at the University of Amsterdam, and is now incorporated into the spin off company SolarFoil B.V.