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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.

Application:
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).

Benefits:

· Power 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


 
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