URbAN WAVES – Architectural solar glass in an urban setting
The development of renewable energy installations in urban areas depends on their ability to generate enough energy to make a meaningful contribution to the local energy mix of a neighbourhood or an entire complex of buildings. While many BIPV installations have been deployed, they are often small-scale and not sufficient for meeting the needs of the built-up environment they inhabit.
BIPV solar glass: Stopray Active seamlessly matches Stopray Vision glazing across entire facade
As an architect or designer, have you ever dreamed of creating a glass curtain wall where the glass not only helps save money, but also generates energy? All without compromising on aesthetics? Stopray Active, an opaque BIPV1 solar glass for spandrels, can be combined with Stopray Vision glazing to make that dream come true!
As an architect or engineering company, you might consider using photovoltaic solutions (solar panels and/or BIPV solar glass1) to boost a building’s energy efficiency. This requires a solar study to assess which products should be installed, where they should be installed and what gains can be expected.
BIPV (building-integrated photovoltaics) glass plays a dual role as a material in the building envelope that also generates electricity. In other words, it delivers a significant economic and environmental advantage in the drive towards a carbon-free Europe.
A chat about BIPV with European Commissioner Kadri Simson
On 8 June 2021, shortly before the official presentation of the Fit for 55 package, representatives of the EU value chain for building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) met with European Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson outside the Berlaymont building in Brussels.
SunEwat: a rethought approach to photovoltaic glass
A new industrial approach, a redesigned and expanded product range: our approach to the BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaics) market has just undergone a profound transformation. This results in increased cost competitiveness, a greater choice of solutions and more aesthetic products.