Solar Panels (BAPV) OR
Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) ?

Many solar power manufacturers promise to lower your electricity bill by supplementing the energy you buy from them.Choosing and installing solar energy system can be an overwhelming task.Therefore, before you make the decision,its very important to know the difference between BAPV (generally called solar panels ) and BIPV.The first are Building attached Photovoltaics (BAPV),regarded as add-ons to the buildings,thus not directly relate to the building’s structural or functional aspects.While the former are Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) ,integrated into the outer skin of the building envelope,thus replacing the traditional building’s elements.

BIPV and Architectural Aspects

The range of Building Integrated Photovoltaic products is very wide and may be used miscellaneously.
Innovative BIPV systems provide the different opportunities for a  unique,attractive architectural style.BIPV products can not only be utilized as shading devices but also as semi-transparent elements of the fenestration.Silicon BIPV tiles on roof give a perfect look of standard tiled roof.Similarly semi-transparent modules are the best choice to apply as facade elements.While BIPV foil products/thin cells are lightweight and flexible,beneficial with respect to easy integration and prevail weight constraints for roofs.
Yet,in other cases, BIPV products exhibit a variety of properties,thereby making it more difficult to choose.In this  very website of SISA ,more details and some examples are given from each of the different BIPV Systems/ product groups,that can help to make the right choice for yours building project.
However,several aspects have to be considered and evaluated in order to gain the *sustainability and aesthetic appeal in architecture of the building.And here we can provide you technical and professional help.

*The suitability  is mainly based on the product descriptions from the manufacturers and types of material combined to customize.

Contact Us for free and impartial advice

If you’re ever in doubt about which option is best for you, our experienced team SISA is always ready to assist with free and impartial advice, so don’t hesitate to give us a call, send us an email, or fill out the


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