Building-Integrated Solar Photovoltaics Broken Arrow OK

Local resource for building integrated solar photovoltaics in Broken Arrow, OK. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to photovoltaic materials, conventional building materials, building envelope, and solar energy as well as advice and content on electrical power and BIPV modules.

Skyline Homes - Plant 125
(620) 442-9060
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Manufactured Homes

Tom McDermitt Companies, Inc.
(918) 481-0600
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Dake Properties, Inc.( aka, Intrinsic Properties )
(918) 344-2618
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Mike Fretz, Inc.
(918) 296-0600
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Tradition Homes, LLC
(918) 627-8300
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

The D & W Group, LLC
(918) 406-0683
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Alpha and Omega Homes
(918) 269-8665
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Sherwood Builders
(918) 344-3553
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Cagle Construction LLC
(918) 408-7484
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Quality Home Builders
(918) 342-5424
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Building Integrated Solar Photovoltaics (BIPV)

Building integrated solar photovoltaics refers to a broad group of solar energy materials used directly in the construction of buildings. Around the world, there are buildings that use solar photovoltaics in roofing, shading (e.g. awnings) and other building materials.

One of the most impressive examples of this is the building at 4 Times Square, New York City. This office tower on the busiest square in the world's busiest city integrates solar photovoltaic materials right into the structure of the skyscraper. It's highly revered in the world of solar architecture and fits right in with world class developments around it.

For consumers, there are a number of ways to integrate solar energy systems right into the building materials of your home.

Solar electric roofing tiles

Solar electric roofing tiles (or shingles) are solar cells that look very much like regular slate shingles. In 2005, Kyocera debuted MyGen Meridian building integrated solar photovoltaics, part of a growing number of products available for consumers. These inter-locking tiles look great, save energy and reduce greenhouse gases.

Solar awnings

This home in California uses a solar awning. The PV array has a double function-- collecting energy from the sun while at the same time providing shading for the patio.

Retrofitting

Retrofitting may be a more costly aspect of building integrated solar photovoltaics, but with increases in state financing incentives and growing interest am...

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