Building-Integrated Solar Photovoltaics Darien CT

Local resource for building integrated solar photovoltaics in Darien, CT. 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.

Greenwich Real Estate Development LLC.
(205) 629-0524
Bridgeport, CT
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Kaeser Construction Co.
(203) 856-0192
Bridgeport, CT
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Quality Craft Builders
(203) 275-6869
Bridgeport, CT
Specialty
Affordable, Site-Built Homes

NP Homes LLC/Neil Perone
(203) 313-3963
Bridgeport, CT
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Timberdale Homes
(203) 791-1062
Bridgeport, CT
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

John Desmond Builders, Inc.
(203) 259-7323
Bridgeport, CT
Specialty
Site-Built Homes, Owner/Builder

Danziger Homes, Inc.
(203) 426-9100
Bridgeport, CT
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust
(203) 332-7977
Bridgeport, CT
Specialty
Site-Built Homes, Developer

Nassau Interests, LLC
(203) 655-0303
Bridgeport, CT
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Mauro Builders, LLC
(203) 373-7808
Bridgeport, CT
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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