Building-Integrated Solar Photovoltaics New Orleans LA

Local resource for building integrated solar photovoltaics in New Orleans, LA. 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.

Habitat for Humanity - St. Tammany West
(985) 893-3172
New Orleans, LA
Specialty
Affordable, Site-Built Homes

Green Coast Enterprises
(504) 281-4372
New Orleans, LA
Specialty
Developer

Colley Const. Co., LLC
(985) 966-4047
New Orleans, LA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Richard Slade Construction
(985) 871-5364
New Orleans, LA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Build Now LLC
(212) 627-0390
New Orleans, LA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Blue Star Builder, LLC
(504) 905-5488
New Orleans, LA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

CIP Building Systems, LLC
(985) 863-7735
New Orleans, LA
Specialty
Affordable, Site-Built Homes

NOLA Homes Construction, LLC
(504) 330-0505
New Orleans, LA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Riverbend Contractors, LLC
(504) 975-9545
New Orleans, LA
Specialty
Site-Built Homes, Owner/Builder

New Beginnings Enterprises, LLC
(504) 339-2006
New Orleans, LA
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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