Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) encompass solar power systems seamlessly integrated within the building structure, becoming an intrinsic part of elements like façades, roofs, or windows. These systems serve a dual role by not only generating solar power but also fulfilling crucial functions within the building envelope. This includes providing weather protection (like waterproofing and sun shielding), enhancing thermal insulation, reducing noise, facilitating daylight illumination, and ensuring safety.
Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) are solar panels that are incorporated directly into a building's structure. Unlike traditional solar panels, which are added onto an existing structure, BIPV systems serve a dual purpose by acting as both building materials and energy generators.
These panels can take various forms, such as solar roof tiles, shingles, or facades, and they blend seamlessly with the architecture of the building.