Building-Integrated Solar Photovoltaics Canby OR

Local resource for building integrated solar photovoltaics in Canby, OR. 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.

Cutting Edge Homes, Inc.
(503) 407-5123
Portland, OR
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Royal Custom Homes, Inc.
(503) 522-1055
Portland, OR
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Valley View Development, LLC
(503) 780-5188
Portland, OR
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Kraus Construction, LLC
(503) 756-7710
Portland, OR
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Portrait Homes Northwest
(503) 680-5637
Portland, OR
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

RWC Development Inc.
(503) 319-9079
Portland, OR
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

GPB Construction Inc.
(503) 232-0613
Portland, OR
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Hutchinson Construction, LLC
(503) 547-3656
Portland, OR
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Green Hammer Inc.
(503) 804-1746
Portland, OR
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Kevin Pritchard
(503) 797-9802
Portland, OR
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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