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
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
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
Pan-European solar roof program recommended by European Parliament Committee
A proposal for a pan-European solar roof programme has been taken on by the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research as well as Energy.
Jul 8, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, bipv, solar pv, Europe, SolarPower Europe, rooftop solar, Building-integrated photovoltaics, solar policy, EU, european parliament, eu policy, Miguel Herrero Cangas, Aurélie Beauvais
Semi-transparent mini BIPV panels for solar home windows
European researchers have actually developed mini modules with an active area of 14 centimeters ² and a 3.68% efficiency rating. The panels also have a self-adjusting feature that can help to alleviate the quantity of light when they are exposed to complete sunshine, or to the temperature levels of structures with large windows and/or glass exteriors.
Jun 12, 2020 // BIPV, Technology, Manufacturing News, bipv, France, Europe, Building-integrated photovoltaics, IRIG, Renaud Demadrille
BIPV solar modules with differing openness
German panel manufacturer Sonnenstromfabrik has actually established a glass-glass monocrystalline PV module in 3 variations supplying various degrees of openness. The firm claims the openness attribute makes the panels ideal for outdoor patios, pergolas, awnings, carports, swimming exteriors, halls and also swimming pools. Their power result differs from 160 W to 280 W, while their performance varies from 9.5% to 16.7%.
May 19, 2020 // BIPV, Technology, Manufacturing News, bipv, Germany, solar pv, Europe, Building-integrated photovoltaics, Sonnenstromfabrik
Singyes Solar changes company name
Singyes is willing to bring its unsuccessful 2-year-long period to an end. The solar manufacturer and developer now belongs to Shuifa Group, and is going to rename the company correspondingly.
Dec 10, 2019 // Policy, bipv, Singyes Solar, China, Asia, Building-integrated photovoltaics
Singyes Solar figures tell story of a dramatic year in Chinese solar
The PV project developer and BIPV manufacturer has seen a glowing set of first-half figures published last year become a nightmare of lost income, debt defaults and frozen bank deposits. All eyes now turn to the business’ high court date on Wednesday.
Oct 15, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, bipv, Singyes Solar, China, Hong Kong, Asia, Building-integrated photovoltaics
Singyes winding-up petition is put back
Deutsche Bank’s attempt to shut down the Chinese solar developer and BIPV maker, due to be heard this morning, has been adjourned for two weeks.
Oct 3, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, bipv, Singyes Solar, China, Asia, Deutsche Bank, Building-integrated photovoltaics
Danish researchers bring some color to rooftop PV
Scientists led by the Technical University of Denmark have begun a project to design solar cells that can be produced in different colors with minimal effect on performance, making them suitable for building-integrated and other applications with aesthetic considerations.
Oct 1, 2019 // Technology, Rooftop PV, bipv, Germany, Europe, Fraunhofer ISE, rooftop PV, Denmark, Building-integrated photovoltaics, DTU, colored PV modules, Peter Poulsen, Danish Solar Energy Ltd
Markus Kayser: solar sinter 3D printer
London-based markus kayser, a masters candidate in design products at the royal college of art, converts the raw resources of sunlight and sand into glass products with his fully automated, solar-powered ‘solar sinter‘ 3D printer.
Sep 20, 2019 // BIPV, Technology, bipv, UK, Europe, London, 3D printer, solar sinter, Markus Kayser, Building-integrated photovoltaics
Tesla Ramping Up Production Of V3 Solar Roof Tiles To 1,000 Systems/Week By End Of 2019
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed on Twitter that the company is working to ramp up the production of its solar roof tiles to a rate of 1000 per week by the end of the year. Rollout of the solar roof tiles has been slower than the company expected back when they were first revealed in a 2016 event at the Universal Studios backlot in Southern California.
Jul 31, 2019 // BIPV, bipv, TESLA, Elon Musk, Southern California, Universal Studios backlot, LEGO, Building-integrated photovoltaics