Building-Integrated Solar Photovoltaics Lake Oswego OR

Local resource for building integrated solar photovoltaics in Lake Oswego, 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.

Legendary Custom Homes
(503) 654-5100
Portland, OR
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Fish Construction NW
(503) 997-7966
Portland, OR
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Derek L Brown & Associates
(206) 913-0233
Portland, OR
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Pacific Lifestyle
(360) 213-0864
Portland, OR
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

INGB, LLC
(503) 709-3823
Portland, OR
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Heyworth Development & Remodeling, LLC
(503) 740-8391
Portland, OR
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Hearth & Home Reisdential, Construction, Inc
(503) 358-5577
Portland, OR
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Sunnybrook Properties, LLC
(503) 722-9874
Portland, OR
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Hij Construction
(503) 516-8074
Portland, OR
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Don Kennedy Construction, Inc.
(360) 260-7315
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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