Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) are photovoltaic materials that are used to replace conventional building materials in parts of the building envelope such as the roof, skylights, or facades.[1] They are increasingly being incorporated into the construction of new buildings as a principal or ancillary source of electrical power, although existing buildings may be retrofitted with BIPV modules as well.[2] The advantage of integrated photovoltaics over more common non-integrated systems is that the initial cost can be offset by reducing the amount spent on building materials and labor that would normally be used to construct the part of the building that the BIPV modules replace.

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  1. http://wbdg.org/resources/building-integrated-photovoltaics-bipv Whole Building Design Guide
  2. buildingsolar.com: Building-Integrated Photovoltaics, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, accessed: 2007-03-23.

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Keywords photovoltaics, building elements
SDG Sustainable Development Goal SDG07 Affordable and clean energy
Published 2011
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