BIPV solutions

Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV)

Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) solution combines architectural features with the physical aspects of the structure and enhances the building design by integrating photovoltaic elements into the entire building envelope due to the multi-functional module nature. The main reason for BIPV solutions is the aim to improve energy efficiency. As 40% of total energy consumption comes from buildings, Europe requires all new public buildings to be minimum energy buildings from 2019 onwards, and at the latest by the end of 2020.

BIPV systems are incorporated as a key element in the exterior of buildings. They provide a dual purpose for commercial buildings: to generate electricity and to protect the elements. In addition, BIPV solutions save on building materials and electricity costs, as well as reduce pollution and increase the architectural appeal of the building. Commercial buildings can utilise BIPV through skylights, facades, insulated glazing units and cool roof technology.BIPV systems are planned in detail during the building design phase and implemented during initial building construction.

Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) benefits

Weather protection

Thermal insulation

Shading

Privacy and vision protection

Sound insulation

Electromagnetic shielding

Anti-theft

Light control and conduction

Architectural features

Available in attractive color variations

Special translucent or high-efficiency modules for partial or complete shading, cold curtain walls, carports, etc.

Use of monocrystalline, polycrystalline or bifacial cells, depending on the application area

Glass foil or double-glazed construction

No snow accumulation in winter

Can be aligned to the position of the sun or used as a mobile panel

BIPV application areas

Facades

The integration of BIPV modules in a building can be done in many different ways and result in a wide range of solutions. The facade provides the visitor with a first view of the building. It is a means commonly used by architects and designers to communicate the idea of the building and the wishes of the client through the language of shape and colour.

Roofs

BIPV modules can form part of the building envelope, such as roofs, facades and glazed surfaces. In photovoltaic roofs, ecology is combined with habitability and efficiency to produce environmentally friendly buildings that care for the people who live in them.

Skylights

BIPV Solutions skylights will give you exceptional visual impact in any building, dazzling space and environment.

The use of BIPV systems in skylights also provides a sense of exclusivity and elegance.

As translucent roofs, they provide thermal, solar, anti-glare and weather protection, as well as selective use of natural light.

Greenhouse

Greenhouses are enclosures where temperature, humidity and other environmental factors are kept constant to favour crops. They are always located in open spaces that receive a lot of direct solar radiation.

Parking

BIPV Solutions has developed a photovoltaic car park design to take advantage of the protection against meteorological factors while its surface is used to generate electricity. The energy generation has a variety of uses, such as charging electric vehicles and for own use, thus reducing the billing of electricity used by the network.

Sound barriers

The integration of photovoltaic modules into sound barriers along motorways and railways is an interesting alternative to building integration. Today, photovoltaic sound barriers (PVNB) along motorways and railways are one of the most economical applications for grid-connected PV, with the additional advantage of a large plant and no additional ground consumption. As with buildings, no land is consumed and support structures are already installed.

Sheds

Photovoltaic sheds are an alternative to the materials used to create shade in traditional buildings. A major advantage of BIPV Solutions' building-integrated photovoltaic glazing is that they filter UV and IR radiation, which are harmful to health, in addition to generating clean and free energy from the sun.



Due to regulations, all buildings and facades will be equipped with energy-efficient components in the future. Gain Solar specializes in meeting these requirements. 

Please get in touch with us. We will be happy to answer your technical questions and recommend our customized offers for your solar project!




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