Welcome to esquisse solaire
Your independent photovoltaic expert for impartial personalized advice
EXPLORE THE SOLAR POTENTIAL OF YOUR REAL ESTATE !
Whether you are an individual concerned about the environment, a committed community or a company wishing to reduce its energy costs, Esquisse Solaire helps you adopt solar energy in a practical and economical way.
From the feasibility assessment to the installation of residential or industrial photovoltaic systems, it supports you at every step of the process.
- On-site visit, discussions
- Feasibility study
- Estimation of costs, annual production, and probable ROI
- Requests and comparisons of quotes
- Advice and recommendations in the choice of existing products
- Connecting with solar industry professionals
- Planning and project monitoring
INTEGRATE SOLAR INTO YOUR ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS !
As an architect or construction company, you play an essential role in creating a sustainable future.
Esquisse Solaire works with you to integrate solar energy efficiently, harmoniously, and aesthetically into your projects. It guides you to maximize energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of your buildings.
- Assessment of project needs and constraints
- Proposition of suitable products or development of specific solutions
- PV production simulations
- Estimation of project profitability
- Panel sizing vs substructure
- Connecting with subcontractors and suppliers
- Technical assistance during the realization of the project
INNOVE AND DEVELOP YOUR PRODUCTS WITH ESQUISSE SOLAIRE !
Manufacturer of modules or producer of elements intended for the assembly of solar products, you are constantly looking for new technologies and innovative solutions to remain competitive.
Esquisse Solaire offers you tailor-made R&D services to optimize your products, improve their aesthetics and integrate the latest technological advances.
Areas of expertise :
- Glass, polymers, composites
- Surface treatments
- Plasma processes
- Functional coatings
- Coloured coatings
- Decorative elements
- Conventional PV modules
- Custom-made PV modules
- Product certification
- Pilot projects
- Technology watch
ESQUISSE SOLAIRE IS A CONSULTING COMPANY, SPECIALIZED IN THE ARCHITECTURAL INTEGRATION OF SOLAR, MANAGED BY VIRGINIE LE CAËR, PHD IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING.
With more than 20 years of experience in the research and development of innovative products and processes for industry, Virginie Le Caër has several patents to her credit in the BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaics) sector.
Since 2013 she has been actively involved in solar projects in Switzerland, Europe, and Canada. She notably participated in the construction of the largest European solar facade, located at the International School of Copenhagen. These projects have sometimes been recognized: Prix Solaire Suisse in 2015 and 2017, Iconic Awards in 2017, Civic Trust Awards in 2018, Active Label House in 2018, AZ Awards in 2018, Green Good Design Awards in 2019, Best in Class Awards in 2021, Brownie Awards in 2022 and CAGBC Awards in 2023.
Today, her skills extend from the design of innovative elements, intended for the assembly of photovoltaic modules, to the architectural integration of solar panels as construction elements.
Proud of her independence, it is with complete impartiality that she advises and supports her clients to integrate solar energy in a practical, profitable, and aesthetic manner into their real estate projects, by offering the latest advances in the sector.
A scientist committed to the energy transition, she is also co-founder and co-administrator of Newatts, a citizen solar cooperative in West Lausanne.