Building-Integrated Solar Photovoltaics Opelika AL

Local resource for building integrated solar photovoltaics in Opelika, AL. 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.

Jones & Minear Homebuilders, LLC
(706) 321-0090
Auburn, AL
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Carter & Carter Construction, LLC
(334) 502-5411
Auburn, AL
Specialty
Affordable, Site-Built Homes

The Rhema Group, Inc.
(334) 745-0081
Auburn, AL
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Shon Richey Construction
(334) 319-6636
Auburn, AL
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Stone Martin Builders (Sky is the Limit Homes, LLC)
(334) 742-8050
Auburn, AL
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Habitat for Humanity - Alabama Association of Habitat Affiliates
(334) 501-8441
Auburn, AL
Specialty
Affordable

Clayton Homes-Waycross Plant 930
(912) 283-6400
Auburn, AL
Specialty
Manufactured Homes

Eastbrook Homes Southern, Inc.
(616) 988-1329
Auburn, AL
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Dilworth Development, Inc.
(334) 821-6610
Auburn, AL
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Habitat for Humanity - Mobile County
(251) 476-7171
Mobile, AL
Specialty
Affordable

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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