A Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) system consists of integrating photovoltaics modules into the building
envelope, such as the roof or the façade. By simultaneously serving as building envelope material and power
generator, BIPV systems can provide savings in materials and electricity costs, reduce use of fossil fuels and emission
of ozone depleting gases, and add architectural interest to the building.
BIPV is one of the most promising trends in the industry. Solar modules integrating seamlessly into standard building
materials adds a new design and functionality dimension to both commercial and residential projects.
US Green Energy carries the most current and exciting BIPV products, and hosts frequent training sessions to teach
Rep’s & installers the ins and outs of working with this new technology.
Bridging the gap between the construction trades and the solar installer, we invite all roofing and building contractors,
architects and designers, to contact us to learn more about Building Integrated Photovoltaic.
We make it SIMPLE
First, take number of KWH shown on your bill.
Divide that by 30. That gives you your average daily
usage. So if you use 700 KWH, that is 23.3 KWH per
* Take that number. Divide it by the number of full
sun hours you get per day on a yearly average.
Multiply it by 1.15. That will give you a pretty close
estimate of how many watts of solar panel you need.
So if you get 5 hours per day, divide 23.3 by 5 - that
gives you 4.66 KW, or 4,666 watts. Multiply that by
1.15, which gives you 5,360 watts of solar panel
The outside surfaces of the North
Exelon Pavilion buildings in Chicago
are covered in 460 BIPV modules that
generate up to 16,000 kWh of
This furniture factory in Massachusetts
uses a photovoltaic system to
generate its own electricity.