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Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)

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Building Integrated Solar PV

Building Integrated Solar PV (BIPV) refers to PV cells that are integrated into the fabric of a building, serving a dual purpose as a building element and a generator of electricity.

Solar tiles, solar glass, solar facades, solar roofs, and in-roof systems are growing in popularity due to their ability to take the place of building elements whilst generating electricity and reducing running costs of the building.

  • Integrated solar roofs

Integrated solar roofs can be achieved using 'in-roof' systems, solar tiles, or the RIS 'complete solar roof' system.  Our guide covers the best value and the best looking systems.

  • Solar facades and windows

In multi-storey buildings where roof space is often limited, facades and windows usually offer the most potential for electricity generation. Thus the development of solar glazing is set to play an important role in the growth of 'urban micro-generation'.  Our guide features the best products and the best ideas to ensure you can offer your clients best-in-class, or install the right product on your own home.