N/APosted on - 05/27/2015
How do the photovoltaic cells work and what is difference between the solar panels and building integrated photovoltaic products (BIPV)? Are BIPV made for both photovoltaic and thermal collection systems and can we maximize the efficiency by placing these both technologies side by side?
Please include anything else that one must know about BIPVs.
What are Photovoltaic Cells? Must Know Things…
BIPV is the short term for Building-Integrated Photovoltaics. These are photovoltaic materials or photovoltaic systems applied as a substitute for building materials like the roof, facades, or skylights or the parts that envelope a building. They are actually built into the building instead of being added at a later time. These systems have several benefits over photovoltaic modules. Photovoltaic systems and photovoltaic modules are applied differently.
In photovoltaic systems, it is added to a building as a substitute for the building materials used. It is built into the building. While in photovoltaic modules, they are added after the building has been constructed. The term BAPV or Building-Applied Photovoltaics is sometimes used to refer to photovoltaics that are added into the building after it has been constructed.
Photovoltaic systems have solar cells that can convert the sun’s energy into electricity. The electricity produced can then be used to power the building. It can also be redirected to an electrical grid as a source of renewable power. Numerous Building-Integrated Photovoltaics systems produce more power than what the building requires that’s why the systems add power to the grid in addition to powering the buildings where they are installed in.