Building-Integrated Solar Photovoltaics Saco ME

Local resource for building integrated solar photovoltaics in Saco, ME. 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.

Stultz Building, Inc.
(207) 432-8881
Portland, ME
Specialty
Site-Built Homes, Owner/Builder

Pleasant Valley Modular Homes, Inc.
(570) 345-8600
Portland, ME
Specialty
Modular Home Plant, Manufactured Homes

Spring Island, LLC
(207) 807-7256
Portland, ME
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Carnevale Construction Co, Inc.
(603) 493-0272
Portland, ME
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Weathervane Properties, LLC
(207) 892-6279
Portland, ME
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Roe G Cole Custom Design and Construction
(207) 439-9649
Portland, ME
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Habitat for Humanity - Greater Portland
(207) 772-2151
Portland, ME
Specialty
Affordable, Site-Built Homes

Maine Home Builders, LLC
(207) 729-9912
Portland, ME
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

State Manufactured Homes
(207) 883-2512
Portland, ME
Specialty
Manufactured Homes

Timber Island Builders, Inc.
(207) 205-3056
Portland, ME
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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