Solarvolt™ Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Glass System
Seamlessly integrated into the building structure, the Solarvolt™ BIPV glass system unveils new possibilities for renewable power generation and glass design.
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As the exterior face of the building, Solarvolt™ BIPV façades can integrate structural, insulated, and/or opacified spandrel glass — maximizing energy generation while saving costs by eliminating building materials.
Solarvolt™ BIPV sunshading elements help reduce glare, lower interior temperatures and support occupant comfort while collecting energy.
Solarvolt™ BIPV overhead glazing and skylights allow occupants to enjoy natural light and fresh air while providing weather protection and shade.
Balconies & Balustrades
Solarvolt™ BIPV balcony systems provide protection from falls while collecting the sun’s natural energy and reducing the building’s carbon footprint.
Solarvolt™ BIPV vision glazing maximizes light transmission and exterior views while providing a renewable energy source.
Power Generation. Design Element.
Building Component. All in One.
The Solarvolt™ BIPV glass system combines aesthetics, CO2-free power generation and protection from the elements for commercial buildings.
In addition to power generation, Solarvolt™ BIPV glass systems also reduce air conditioning costs. To meet your design and environmental performance objectives, Solarvolt™ BIPV glass can be used with spandrel glass, as well as any Vitro low-emissivity (low-e) coating and glass substrate, including tinted glass.
To realize this offering, Vitro Architectural Glass acquired assets from solarnova: a proven, Germany-based manufacturer of BIPV glass with successful commercial installations throughout Europe and North America.
Reach out to your Vitro National Architectural Manager for additional technical details and specification information.
Complement classic building materials — or replace them. As building blocks for your design, Vitro provides you with the shape, size, solar cell type and transparency.
Solarvolt™ BIPV glass systems are ideal for performing the functions of classic façades.
BIPV elements, available with a range of Vitro tinted and transparent glasses, can protect against the sun and resulting glare.
Create unique light and shadow effects by customizing size and cell arrangement.
Safety-glazed BIPV balustrades can highlight the architectural character of the building and its surroundings.