Solarvolt™ Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Modules

Seamlessly integrated into the building structure, Solarvolt™ BIPV modules unveil new possibilities for renewable power generation and glass design.

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Building Façades

Building Façades

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.

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Sunshading

Sunshading

Solarvolt™ BIPV sunshading elements help reduce glare, lower interior temperatures and support occupant comfort while collecting energy.

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Overhead Glazing

Overhead Glazing

Solarvolt™ BIPV overhead glazing and skylights allow occupants to enjoy natural light and fresh air while providing weather protection and shade.

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Balconies & Balustrades

Balconies & Balustrades

Solarvolt™ BIPV balcony systems provide protection from falls while collecting the sun’s natural energy and reducing the building’s carbon footprint.

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Vision Glazing

Vision Glazing

Solarvolt™ BIPV vision glazing maximizes light transmission and exterior views while providing a renewable energy source.

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Power Generation. Design Element.
Building Component. All in One.

Solarvolt™ BIPV modules combine aesthetics, CO2-free power generation and protection from the elements for commercial buildings.

In addition to power generation, Solarvolt™ BIPV also reduces air conditioning costs. To meet your design and environmental performance objectives, Solarvolt™ BIPV modules can be used with spandrel glass, as well as any Vitro low-emissivity (low-e) coating and glass substrate, including tinted glass.

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To realize this offering, Vitro Architectural Glass acquired assets from solarnova: a proven, Germany-based manufacturer of BIPV modules with successful commercial installations throughout Europe and North America.

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BIPV Applications

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.

Building Façades

Building Façades

Glass solar modules are ideal for performing the functions of classic façades.

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Sunshading

Sunshading

BIPV elements, available with a range of Vitro tinted and transparent glasses, can protect against the sun and resulting glare.

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Overhead Glazing

Overhead Glazing

Create unique light and shadow effects by customizing size and cell arrangement.

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Balustrades

Balustrades

Safety-glazed BIPV balustrades can highlight the architectural character of the building and its surroundings.

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Browse certifications, literature, downloads and more.

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