Powershade Sun Shade System

Sun Control

1600 PowerShade® Sun Shade System

The 1600 PowerShade® Sun Shade System meets rigorous structural loads while minimizing material requirements. Fully tested and factory fabricated, this pre-engineered sunshade conserves and generates energy, contributing to lower building operating costs. Solar photovoltaic technology blends with sleek design, easy installation and simple maintenance.

  • Variable angles and depth
  • Compatible with curtain walls
  • Increases daylighting
  • Building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) sunshade
  • Potential Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits
  • Pre-engineered sunshade system effectively reduces solar heat gain
  • Exclusive dual-position pivot system provides optimal angle and extension for shading a facade at any geographic location
  • Produces power and reduces energy consumption and building operating costs
  • Maximizes the generation of electricity from the sun – 75 watts per bay at peak performance
  • Can be directly connected to 1600 Wall System®1 Curtain Wall, providing single-source responsibility and total system solution
  • Fully tested to rigorous standards
  • Factory fabricated
  • Available in anodized, standard and custom finishes
  • Easily installed with standard glazing procedures and equipment

Check out our Solector® Sun Shading Estimator.

1600 PowerShade® Sun Shade System - Architectural Detail Manual
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1600 PowerShade® Sun Shade System - Flyer
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Anodized and Painted Aluminum Extrusions - EPD
765 KB
Finishes Brochure
5 MB
Finishes Information - Architectural Detail Manual
238 KB
Anodize Finishes - Color Chart
82 KB
Liquid Paint - Color Chart - Permadize®
1 MB
Liquid Paint - Color Chart - Permafluor™
350 KB
1600 PowerShade® Sun Shade System

See 1600 Wall System®1 Curtain Wall for Specifications

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While most of our products are not hazardous in and amongst themselves, hazardous properties can develop when the product is altered through cutting, welding, and grinding.  Details on the specific hazards that can develop and the proper protective measures to use can be found in the SDSs.

Arconic’s SDS database provides PDF files of safety information on specific materials.  The SDS ID numbers (product code) and description for materials used in Kawneer products are listed below.

1405 – Kawneer Thermal Break Filled Extrusions
1385 – Kawneer Acrylic Paints
1386 – Kawneer Fluoropolymer Paints

1526 – Kawneer Bloomsburg Solvent Recovery Still Residuals

1387 – Painted Architectural Aluminum Extrusions
509 – Aluminum Extrusions, Anodized Aluminum Products


Search Arconic’s SDS database for safety information on specific materials.


Warranty Disclaimer TBC

Project Warranty Cover Sheet (English)
137 KB
Project Warranty Cover Sheet (French-Canadian)
137 KB
Project Warranty Cover Sheet Sample (English)
139 KB
Project Warranty Cover Sheet Sample (French-Canadian)
140 KB
Material & Workmanship - English
185 KB
Material & Workmanship - French
190 KB
Material & Workmanship Sample (English)
203 KB
Material & Workmanship Sample (French Canadian)
212 KB
Anodized Finishes Warranty - English
523 KB
Anodized Finishes Warranty - French
517 KB
Anodized Finishes Sample (English)
529 KB
Anodized Finishes Sample (French Canadian)
524 KB
Painted Finishes Warranty - English
557 KB
Painted Finishes Warranty - French
538 KB
Painted Finishes Sample (English)
565 KB
Painted Finishes Sample (French Canadian)
550 KB
Insulating Glass Warranty - English
498 KB
Insulating Glass Warranty - French
499 KB
Insulating Glass Sample (English)
502 KB
Insulating Glass Sample (French Canadian)
504 KB
Laminated Glass Warranty - English
122 KB
Laminated Glass Warranty - French
123 KB
Laminated Glass Sample (English)
126 KB
Laminated Glass Sample (French Canadian)
128 KB
Corrective Field Repairs (English)
154 KB
Corrective Field Repairs (French-Canadian)
152 KB