BIPV Takes on the Dual Role of Both Building Envelope Material and Power Generator
May 22, 2015
The annual installed capacity of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) is projected to exceed 11 GW by 2020, driven by the increasing focus on renewable energy and the green building movement in the construction sector, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts Inc.
Key Product Segments Include Rooftop, Curtain Wall, and BIPV Window
May 14, 2014
Annual installations of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) were 343.1 MW in 2012 and are expected to reach 1,152.3 MW by 2019, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.7 percent from 2013 to 2019, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research.
Some homeowners are turned off by how solar panels affect the appearances of their homes. Building-integrated photovoltaics — basically solar panels incorporated into the structure of new buildings — can eliminate the negative visual impact of traditional solar panels, improve appearance, and boost resale value.
Despite the difficult market environment for the solar industry as a whole, the opportunity for building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) looks extremely promising, according to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice.