Building-Integrated Solar Photovoltaics Topeka KS

Local resource for building integrated solar photovoltaics in Topeka, KS. 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.

Comfort Craft Homes, Inc.
(785) 597-2211
Topeka, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Wagnon Company
(800) 218-2231
Topeka, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Provident Ventures, LLC
(816) 985-0942
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Steve Foley Construction Company, Inc.
(913) 851-0123
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Landmark Builders of Blue Springs, Inc.
(816) 228-1016
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes, Developer

Robinson Building Corp.
(785) 479-1965
Topeka, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Russ King Homes, LLC
(785) 633-9232
Topeka, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Joseph Lane Homes, LLC
(816) 547-8300
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Masterpiece Homes, Inc.
(316) 440-8700
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

DenMar Construction
(816) 738-4179
Kansas City, KS
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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