Front with integrated PV system of the same color (white). About 320kW of electricity production.
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For decades architects have been asking for a way to customize the color of solar elements to make them blend into a building’s skin. White is a particularly interesting color as it is widely used for its elegance, versatility, and fresh look. Despite of this demand, no one was ever able to realize a truly white solar module; naturally believing that it was impossible as most of the light is reflected, contrary to the requirements of all solar panels.
The main difference is your choice to create an active façade in your preferred color without losing any design aspects.
For BIPV, additional standards and building codes are to apply. This in comparison to any standard photovoltaic application, such as roof top or land-based.
Our technology does not affect any special circumstances to facade structures and is applicable into basic facades systems and also up to complex curtain wall systems.
The fact that a white surface will reach lower temperature under the sun is an additional advantage. The visible light being reflected does not contribute to heat, thus a white solar cell is expected to work at temperatures 20-30°K lower than standard PV modules. White PV modules can also contribute to increase energy savings in buildings by keeping inner spaces cooler and reducing air conditioning costs. Several US cities have started to paint roofs white for the same reason. In a near future such actions could be supported by the installation of white solar modules.
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