BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaic) / BAPV (Building Applied Photovoltaic)
Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) or Building Applied Photovoltaic (BAPV) systems integrate solar photovoltaic modules into a building’s structure, such as onto a roof or into a façade. The system’s goal is to generate power, save on electricity costs, reduce the use of fossil fuels as well as provide weather protection – without affecting the aesthetics of the building. The solar electricity generated can be either used for captive consumption or fed back to the grid. Existing buildings may be retrofitted with BIPV/BAPV modules as well. The advantage of integrated systems over more common, non-integrated systems is that the increased upfront cost of integration can be offset via a reduction in building material and labor costs normally used in the construction of the non-integrated system.
- Thin-film, light-weight flexible PV modules.
- Charge controller for regulation of power into and out from battery storage bank.
- Power storage management system.
- High efficiency inverters for conversion of DC to AC.
- Diesel generator in case back up power supply is required.
- Suitable support and mounting structures with safety disconnect switches.
- Custom-tailored for specific end-users.
- Reduce electricity bill and use of fossil fuels.
- Potentially sell electricity back to grid.
- Buildings become Green!