24 Aug '11, 5pm

The Realities of Building-Integrated PV via @greentechmedia

The Realities of Building-Integrated PV via @greentechmedia

Building Integrated Photovoltaics, BIPV, has been the last desperate business plan gasp of many solar firms. Faced with insurmountable cost and scaling pressures, solar firms with non-viable cost structures land their hopes on the promise of BIPV rescuing them from their doom. Most of these firms have only a vague idea of what BIPV is and an even less informed route to market. We're not talking Building Applied Photovoltaics (BAPV) from the likes of ECD or Ascent or Global Solar or SoloPower . That's lightweight, flexible solar adhered onto flat or raised seam roofs and that product strategy has its own share of technical and cost challenges. That's not really BIPV. The only way to realize actual BIPV, and let's define that as solar power sources that are an integral, structural part of the building envelope or facade, is to be active in the architecture and early design o...

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