Sunlight is important for humans.
Parans Solar Lighting offers sunlight for indoor environments through innovative technology and design. The system captures and leads the rays of the sun in and through the property – deep into buildings and far away from windows – and spreads the light in a way giving you a memorable experience.
Parans, which developed the technology, turns mainly to property owners, architects and larger employers worldwide.
Parans will promote and sell, by Parans developed, innovative and energy efficient systems making sunlight available in every room and increase the human capital efficiency and well-being.
Sunlight in every room.
Parans was founded in 2003. The first version of Parans’ patented technology, the Parans system, was commercialized in 2004. The technology was developed through extensive R&D in collaboration with Chalmers Technical University in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The founders of Parans had a strong passion for innovation and how technology could improve the world, but also how you could use the nature as inspiration to develop the technology; like a sunflower following the sun during the day using the sun maximum to prosper. The Parans system was conceived from a desire to improve the possibility of bringing sunlight into classrooms and to improve the indoor environment. There were also a desire to help the construction industry to use materials effectively in the construction of large buildings, without compromising the amount of natural light in the building.
Today when the world aim to reduce its footprint, Parans’ solution is more topical than ever. To use the sun as a light source is healthy, sustainable and smart.
We have today our fourth product generation – SP4 – on the market, with the ability to lead the sunlight 100 meter in and through a building. This means 30 floors down. We turn mainly to property owners, architects and larger employers worldwide.
The company is quoted on the Swedish stock exchange list Spotlight Stock Market.
Sweden Green Building Council (“SGBC”) is Sweden’s leading organisation for sustainable built environment.
SGBC’s members are companies and organisations that want to develop and influence the development of buildings to be more sustainable. We have chosen to become a member of the Sweden Green Building Council as Parans protects the values that SGBC stands for and sees sustainability, both in terms of people and the environment, as an important issue. How the real estate and construction sectors use and utilize resources and which material is chosen, including the use of renewable energy resources such as the sun, is of great interest to us. SGBC is a member of the World Green Building Council (“WGBC”) which has more than 90 councils worldwide as members and who work hard for a sustainable built environment.
– We are proud to have become members of SGBC, says Anders Koritz, CEO of Parans. The organisation lead relevant issues to create sustainable buildings. We must work together and learn from each other in order to make less impact on the environment. For Parans, it is natural to talk about using renewable resources, such as the sun, to the greatest extent possible. There is potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions tremendously by using innovative technology such as ours for lighting instead of electric lighting. As already noted 10 years ago by WWF and GlobalFocus, carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced by 220,000,000 tonnes per year if 10% of the electric lights in Europe, the US and China are replaced by sunlight. At the same time, we also get the benefits of natural light for our well-being.
For this project, the Student House Frescati, we chose the Parans Light, because we wanted to transport the light deep into the building. The building has a green profile. It is certified according to the green environmental system Miljöbyggnad Silver (Swedish). Therefore, it was a great experience working with an innovative solution suitable for this. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/y2hCSMHjz6E
Mette Pettersson, Architect SAR/MSA
Erséus Arkitekter, Sweden
Using no electricity, they created beautiful, healthy natural sunlight. I'm very happy with the results.
Darla van Essen, Hospital Administrator
Presbyterian/St. Luke´s medical center, US
The Parans system is a good solution for lighting interior spaces with no windows. It just makes life in the office a lot more pleasant if you have natural light. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/DV_gm6s1mcE
Minnesota River Properties, LLC
Parans has received several awards throughout the years. Here are some of them:
The WWF and GlobalFOCUS awarded Parans the "Climate Solver" award as one of Sweden's 12 most important climate innovators.
Konstfack, O2 Nordic, and Albaeco awarded Parans with the "Global Award". The award aimed to give attention to a socially and ecologically sustainable design.
Saving the planet in style
Parans has also been awarded the price "Saving the Planet in Style" by Konstfack, O2 Nordic and Albaeco. Just as the ”Globe Award”, the award aimed to give attention to a socially and ecologically sustainable design.