Building-Integrated Solar Photovoltaics Easton PA

Local resource for building integrated solar photovoltaics in Easton, PA. 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.

Marlette Homes Lewistown - Plant 956
(717) 248-3947
Allentown, PA
Specialty
Manufactured Homes

Precision Home Builders, Inc.
(570) 839-9700
Allentown, PA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Segal & Morel
(800) 664-2891
Allentown, PA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Ed Nikles Custom Builder, Inc.
(570) 296-9200
Allentown, PA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Jim Seitz Construction Co., Inc.
(610) 258-9121
Allentown, PA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

LTS Builders
(570) 424-5372
Allentown, PA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Vesta Development Group, LLC
(914) 517-5100
Allentown, PA
Specialty
Affordable, Site-Built Homes

K. Hovnanian Homes - Hamilton
(609) 570-4695
Allentown, PA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Anthony Builders, Inc./Anthony Construction, LLC
(610) 865-9314
Allentown, PA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Yelinko Builders, LLP
(610) 266-6808
Allentown, PA
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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