Building Integrated Photovoltaics

Taking Solar PV further with BIPV?

  • A Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) system consists of integrating photovoltaics modules into the building envelope, such as the roof or the facade.
  • Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) are dual-purpose: they serve as both the outer layer of a structure and generate electricity for on-site use or export to the grid. BIPV systems can provide savings in materials and electricity costs, reduce pollution, and add to the architectural appeal of a building.
  • The technology is extended to retrofit applications as well.
  • Enhanced renewable energy generation improves our contribution to climate change and BIPV helps.

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Types of BIPV-1

Flexible Solar Module

  • Eliminates the impact of cell cracks & ribbon fatigue in panels
  • Reduces rigid/heavy panel structure requirement
  • Higher performance throughout lifetime
  • Increased number of applications and use cases
  • Quick to install. Low system installation cost
  • Ultra lightweight
  • Can be rolled, fitted on a variety of curved surfaces
  • Superior low light and low sun performance

Types of BIPV-2

Glass to Glass module

  • Glass to Glass module
  • Glass with anti reflective coating optimizes light transmission
  • Weather resistant
  • Aesthetically pleasing design
  • Thermal insulation
  • Visual cover/ refraction
  • Noise protection. Up to 25dB sound dumping is possible.

Types of BIPV-3

Fiber cement board solar module

  • Sleek design ( 12 mm)
  • Water proof roofing
  • High thermal resistance
  • Can be used to replace a roof
  • Minimizes effects of heat and rain inside the building
  • More power in smaller footprint
  • Surface can be walked on
  • Fire, wind and rain resistant.
  • Strong certifications

Types of BIPV-4

Partially transparent module

  • Glass with anti reflective coating improves light transmission
  • Weather resistant
  • Aesthetically pleasing design
  • 20 % light passage through panel
  • Lightweight and easy to install

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Benefits of BIPV

  • Wider area can be applied to generate energy. Costs savings in material and labour. Peak power consumption and generation are aligned.
  • BIPV provides thermal insulation (heating as well as cooling) to the building when it acts as a replacement for wall/ windows. It could be installed externally or could be an inherent part of the module as required
  • BIPV module when replacing the wall provides active noise protection/ cancellation
  • The BIPV modules have a wide range of operating temperature from – 40 °C to +85 °C meaning that it can operate in the extreme temperatures & almost anywhere
  • Enables the building to have enhanced aesthetic or match the existing look
  • BIPV system(s) can be interfaced with the available utility grid or could be used in stand-alone system/ off grid system. Architectural design is dove tailed with integration of solar power systems.
  • Provides mechanical resistibility and structural integrity to a building
  • BIPV modules just like the outer façade, protects from aggressive weather factors like snow, rain, hail, wind, etc.

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