BIPV News

In this section, we make you acquainted with the latest news on BIPV plants: recent R&D, major projects, commercially available systems, etc. Building-integrated photovoltaic systems are constructed as a part of building envelop. Such built-in solar modules are very popular because they combine high functionality and aesthetic appearance.

Solar cells with 30-year lifetimes for power-generating windows
A brand-new transparency-friendly solar cell style can wed high performances with 30-year approximated life times, study led by the University of Michigan has revealed. It might lead the way for windows that additionally give solar power.
Sep 15, 2021 // BIPV, Technology, USA, China, Asia, solar cell, North America, efficiency, University of Michigan, Stephen Forrest
Clear power-generating windows based upon solar-thermal-electric conversion
Windows are one of the most significant heat exchange network between buildings as well as the outdoors atmosphere, making up 50% of the energy inflow/lost from structures. Using windows for energy effectiveness and also power generation is a powerful complement to the use of roofings and walls.
Aug 10, 2021 // BIPV, Technology, shanghai, efficiency, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, SICCAS, solar-thermal-electric conversion
Xinyi Solar boasts increasing of H1 profits but warns over solar glass headwinds
Solar glass supplier Xinyi Solar has reported a more-than-doubling of profits in H1 2021, however advised that weaker demand and lower rates for solar glass will certainly wet its lead to the 2nd half of the year.
Aug 9, 2021 // BIPV, Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, solar glass, Xinyi Solar, upstream
Borosil Renewables to Spend Rs 500 Cr to Double Solar Glass Production
Borosil Renewables has prepare for doubling its capacity of solar glass producing to 900 tonnes daily with a financial investment of Rs 500 crore.
Apr 5, 2021 // BIPV, Manufacturing News, manufacturing, India, Asia, solar glass, Borosil Renewables, Borosil Solar Glass Manufacturing
Luminescent Solar Waveguide Windows Generate Energy From In And Out
Rice designers create polymer cores that reroute light from any type of source to solar cells.
Feb 26, 2021 // BIPV, solar cells, Rice University, luminescent solar concentrators, LSCs, Rafael Verduzco
BIPV facade system
Worldwide first façade system to cultivate micro-algae to generate heat and Biomass as renewable energy sources. SolarLeaf Hamburg
Feb 25, 2021 // BIPV, Germany, Europe, Strategic Science Consult of Germany, SSC, Colt International, Solar Leaf
Filipino Pupil Styles Solar Windows That Transforms Food Waste Into Renewable Resource
The first-ever sustainability champion of The James Dyson Award was granted to Carvey Maigue for inventing an ingenious method to tackle food waste and also using it to develop renewable resource sources therefore establishing a circular economic situation as well as mitigating climate modification.
Feb 15, 2021 // BIPV, Technology, Asia, Philippines, Tom Crawford, Solar Windows, Carvey Maigue, James Dyson Award
Solar awnings over parking lots aid business as well as consumers
The variety of people that possess electric cars (EVs) is increasing, yet they encounter a quandary: Unlike those who possess gasoline-burning cars, EV owners can not just stand out down to the corner gasoline station for a fill-up. Specifically in rural areas, charging stations can be scarce.
Feb 15, 2021 // BIPV, Technology, USA, North America, EV, Joshua Pearce, Richard Witte, Sanjay Deshmukh, Solar awnings
Developments in the BIPV Sector
The BIPV (Building Integrated PhotoVoltaic) has seen several advancements during the last couple of decades. The idea is to use PV modules in buildings in such a way that these modules become a part of the building’s facade, walls, roof or windows.
Feb 12, 2021 // BIPV, bipv, TESLA, pv modules, Building-integrated photovoltaics, Onyx Solar
Aesthetic Energy Panels
In Taiwan, a new company has caused quite a stir in the solar panels market. Heliartec, the aforementioned company, has introduced a technology called Aesthetic Solar Panels (AEP).
Feb 9, 2021 // BIPV, bipv, AEP, Taiwan, Building-integrated photovoltaics, Heliartec, Aesthetic Solar Panels
Solar tiles for BIPV, are they worth it?
Solar tiles are designed for buildings and make an integral part of building integrated photovoltaic or BIPV. They make buildings look more like they are designed to and not heavily loaded with electricity generators as in case of solar panels. At present solar tiles lack in their performance and costing when compared to solar panels, still some people use them.
Feb 5, 2021 // BIPV, bipv, Building-integrated photovoltaics, Solar tiles
Researchers at the University of Hanover want to enhance BIPV
Roof covering surfaces covered with solar systems are not enough to meet power demands, particularly in non-residential structures. "However, because surface area mounting on the exterior is critically identified in terms of aesthetic appeals as well as preparation and setup, facade surfaces typically remain extra," discusses Katharina Klemt-Albert, head of the Institute for Construction Management as well as Digital Building at Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH).
Jan 21, 2021 // BIPV, Germany, Europe, isfh, University of Hanover, Katharina Klemt-Albert
ASCA solar film for BIPV also readily available in gray
German Armor Solar Power Films GmbH, a vendor of organic photovoltaic (OPV) items, has currently added a shade of gray to its color series of organic solar films.
Jan 16, 2021 // BIPV, Manufacturing News, bipv, Germany, Europe, Building-integrated photovoltaics, ASCA
Construction begins on solar glass greenhouse
The Australian wise building products firm ClearVue Technologies Limited has actually started construction on a clear solar glass greenhouse at Murdoch University south of Perth. It's the very first commercial-scale technology presentation using the ClearVue technology in a safeguarded cropping farming setup. The primary building and construction is to be completed by December with completing and also appointing in early 2021. The Murdoch University will conduct trials in the greenhouse.
Nov 23, 2020 // BIPV, Technology, Australia, Oceania, Chengdao Li, ClearVue Technologies Limited, Ken Jagger, solar glass greenhouse
Just how much vertical BIPV is too much?
A French-Italian research study team has actually shown that BIPV facades on structures can create a 'dimming' impact by reducing light reflectance on neighboring installments, dragging down energy manufacturing by 11%. The 'metropolitan warm island impact' can likewise weigh on PV system efficiency, the scientists said.
Jul 28, 2020 // BIPV, Technology, bipv, Italy, Europe, Building-integrated photovoltaics