Category Archives: Building İntegrated PV (BIPV)

Turning buildings into energy producers

EPFL has become the coordinator of Be-Smart, an EU research project that aims to step up the deployment of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and cut their costs by 75% between now and 2030. The project was launched in response to EU regulations that require new buildings to be nearly zero-energy by 2020. Credit: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL has become

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Ubiquitous Energy Demonstrates First Large-Area Window Façades Incorporating Truly Transparent Solar Technology

Ubiquitous Energy, the leader in transparent solar technology, has produced the first demonstration commercial window façades using over 1 square meter of the company’s truly transparent solar technology, ClearView Power™. The fiberglass-framed ClearView Power™ window units demonstrate the transparent photovoltaic technology’s aesthetic beauty, high transparency, and color neutrality. “These window demonstrations are the result of many years of development and

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First project in Turkey with German solar films-I-SUN ENERJI and Heliatek plan strategic partnership

With the installation of organic photovoltaics in Turkey, the first project of I-Sun and Heliatek was implemented within a short time. A total of 40 m² of the flexible solar film HeliaSol® was applied to the covered sidewalk of a private school in Istanbul. The installation heralds the start of a planned cooperation between I-Sun and Heliatek. Using Heliatek’s sustainable PV

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A Conceptual Framework for a Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) Educative-Communication Approach

Abstract Global interest in Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) has grown following forecasts of a compound annual growth rate of 18.7% and a total of 5.4 GW installed worldwide from 2013 to 2019. Although the BIPV technology has been in the public domain for the last three decades, its adoption has been hindered. Existing literature asserts that proper information and education

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World’s largest façade installed with organic photovoltaics in the port of Duisburg

Approximately 185 m² of Heliatek’s organic photovoltaic films were installed on the façade of a warehouse of the Duisburger Hafen AG in August. It is a sub-project within the cooperation agreement „Drehkreuz Energiewende“, which was established between the Duisburger Hafen AG and the energy company innogy in 2016. The trial installation has 192 3m long HeliaSol® film panels, making it the

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The first polycarbonate (PC) building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) panels: Lexan™

As demand for solar power rises, SABIC is helping to drive the feasibility and integration of this increasingly preferred energy source with its innovative Lexan™ BIPV panels. These are the first polycarbonate (PC) building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) panels for roofing, cladding and glazing applications. They give architects and builders enhanced design freedom, thermal insulation, easy installation and energy production in a

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Building Retrofit with Photovoltaics: Construction and Performance of a BIPV Ventilated Façade

Abstract Building retrofit offers the opportunity to reduce energy consumption, improve energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy sources. The photovoltaic (PV) technology can be integrated into the building envelope, where conventional construction materials can be easily substituted by PV modules. Prices are competitive with some other solutions and good architectural building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) solutions enhance the

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