A Building Integrated
Photovoltaic (BIPV) system consists of integrating photovoltaic
modules into the building envelope, such as the roof or the facade.
By simultaneously serving as building envelope material and power
generator, BIPV systems can provide savings in materials and electricity
costs, reduce use of fossil fuels and emission of ozone depleting
gases, and add architectural interest to the building.
With Building Integrated
Photovoltaic (BIPV), photovoltaic material becomes an integral
part of the building: the walls, roof, and vision glass. Sunlight
falling on the photovoltaic components creates electricity. This
electricity flows through power conversion equipment and into
the building's electrical distribution system, feeding electricity
to the building's electrical loads. In essence, the skin of the
building produces electricity for the building, typically enough
to power three to five classrooms. This activity occurs in conjunction
with traditional electricity supplied.
Our Solar Energy
Modules are transparent multi-functional facade elements: They
can be used in all normal windows in the same way as conventional
insulating glass or panel glass units - with one major difference:
They also comprise a solar power unit delivering up to 60 kWh
per m² per year. A further benefit is their reduction of
incident light without the need for additional shade provision.
They are available in a variety of versions from semi-transparent
to opaque, including a graduated version.
Depending on requirements, our Solar Energy Modules can be used
as a curtain wall / cold facade, in an insulating glass facade
or as overhead glazing units (supplied with pre-drilled holes
for point-fixing on request), to give a host of design options.
In addition, it is an outstandingly effective option for large
areas. It enables large areas to be interconnected quickly and
safely (standard module size: 576 x 976 mm, available as a standard
solar module up to size 1300 x 2500 mm; larger dimensions on request).
generation even in limited light conditions
· Light-permeable, provides shade
· Flexible applications as curtain wall cold facade or
insulating glass facade/overhead glazing
· Can be combined with heat or cold protection, soundproofing
or forced-entry protection
· Ideal for large areas: fast and safe interconnection
· As easy to use as conventional functional glass
· The power generated can be fed into the grid network
· Unlimited range of uses