Building-Integrated Solar Photovoltaics Derby KS

Local resource for building integrated solar photovoltaics in Derby, KS. 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.

Warren Homes, LLC
(316) 788-3794
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Harder Family Construction, Inc.
(316) 283-8640
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Community Housing Services, Inc.
(316) 685-2656
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Affordable

Goentzel Constuction
(316) 948-4048
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Masterpiece Homes, Inc.
(316) 440-8700
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Hentzen Contractors, Inc.
(316) 267-3321
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Manske & Associates, LLC
(316) 630-8344
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Wichita Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
(316) 269-0755
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Affordable, Site-Built Homes

Legacy Homes, Inc.
(316) 722-8830
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Zimbelman Construction, LLC
(316) 721-8989
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Affordable, 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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