Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) are multifunctional systems that generate electricity through photovoltaics while serving as part of the construction. BIPV can be part of a building’s envelope, or solar protection devices like sun shading. Today’s BIPV products come in all shapes, colours and functions.
They are affordable, beneficial and highly attractive as the defining element in a building’s design. Moreover, they contribute to the ecological image of the building and the people it houses. What’s more, their flexibility makes them ideal to work with.
Why choose BIPV?
• Increased energy performance and cost-efficiency
• High tech ‘green energy’ solution with return on investment
• Increase the value of your building, both in design and energy management
• Easy to maintain
When designing the integration of PV into a building, it is important to orientate the panels towards direct sunlight. The right balance between the shading capacities of semi-transparent systems and providing a room with maximum daylight is crucial for visual comfort.