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Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) Module

Technology / Service Summary

This is a laminated glass / double-glazing type solar module integrated with building materials (product name: SunEwat). Its size, shape, thickness, and arrangement of the cells can all be customized to suit the actual architecture. Many types of variations are available, such as see-through type with enhanced transparency and high design type with hidden PV cells suitable for building exterior walls.

Purpose

SunEwat is a solar module integrated with building materials. It can be used for building windows, exterior walls, skylights, canopies, balustrade and so on.

Feature

It is highly customizable in terms of size and shape, making it possible to create a product that fits any type of architecture. In addition to the translucent "Vision Square", there are a wide variety of products: "Vision Stripe" with enhanced translucency, "Stopray Active" which hides the PV cells and has high color matching with Low-E glass in the vision area, "Artlite Active" which allows free design on the module surface, and "Lacobel T Active" which looks like ordinary colored glass. You can choose from these variety of the line-up.

Effect

The standard BIPV module "Vision Square" generates about 180Wp/m2. Even the high design type BIPV module with hidden PV cells achieves 100-160 Wp/m2 by using special technology for its cover glass.

Controlled Substance

Applicable Regions / Countries

  • Japan
  • Southeast Asia
  • Central/South Asia
  • China/ East Asia
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • Central/South America
  • ASEAN countries

    Indonesia,Cambodia,Singapore,Thailand,Philippines,Brunei Darussalam,Viet Nam,Malaysia,Myanmar,Lao PDR

Accomplishments

Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, etc.
(European affiliates: European countries, Russia, Middle East, etc.)

Related SDGs Goals

  • 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 13. Climate Action

Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) Module