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The Gallery | Flexible solar panels make competition final

Flexible solar panels are among the finalists in a Skanska-run competition to find sustainable technologies for building projects.

The Swedish contractor revealed the 10 entries that would battle it out in Stockholm on 28 January in the Deep Green Challenge final.

Skanska is looking for advances in sustainable construction as it aims towards creating a “dark green building” with “nearly zero” environmental impact.

Solar energy specialist Midsummer is one of the finalists, with its lightweight and flexible solar panels that can be bent for installation on different materials and surfaces.

Midsummer chief executive Sven Lindström said: “Skanska’s initiative for a sustainable and greener construction is exciting and something we are keen to be a part of.

“Fewer large solar energy parks are being built. Instead, focus is moving towards installations in large buildings in cities. The lightweight and flexible thin film solar cells are ideal for this use.”

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