Certifications & Accreditations

Testing & Standards

Solarvolt™ BIPV glass sytems have been previously tested by Kiwa, according to IEC standards, under the solarnova brand.

  • IEC 61215:2005 / EN 61215
    Crystalline silicon terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules – Design qualification and type approval
  • IEC 61730-1:2004 / EN 61730-1
    Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification – Requirements for construction
  • IEC 61730-2:2004 / EN 61730-2
    Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification – Requirements for testing

The Solarvolt™ BIPV glass system also is undergoing new certification testing to IEC, UL and CAN/CSA standards and is pursuing CEC and SGCC certification.


Tax Incentives

Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

Solarvolt™ BIPV glass systems can help building projects earn the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The ITC currently offers a 26% tax credit for solar systems on commercial properties and can be applied to customer-sited commercial solar systems.

The ITC credit can apply to aggregate investment in both Solarvolt™ BIPV glass systems and electrical components.

Since the program was implemented in 2006, the residential and commercial solar ITC has helped spark 10,000% growth in the U.S. solar industry, with an average annual growth of 50% over the last decade alone.

Download the U.S. Department of Energy Fact Sheet

Learn more from the Solar Industries Association

A VOLT to Buildings' Bottom Line - About the Solar Investment Tax Credit

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