Cool, sleek and sophisticated, Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) are ready to take the building market by storm. Here are the latest advances in the technology that converts solar energy into electricity.
Shingles: If you want a roof that doubles up as an electricity generator, look no further than BIPV roof tiles
Glass blocks: For a different kind of finish why not use glass blocks that double up as electricity generators? These are due to be launched by BuildSolar in 2018.
Greenhouse: UK company Polysolar has integrated electricity generators into their window panes – the company says it built the world’s first domestic solar greenhouse.
Semi-see-through windows: generate electricity but still benefit from natural light.
See-through Windows: To retain a see-through pane of glass, Dutch company Physee has integrated PV panels along the edges of their frames.
Get FREE tickets to this years Love Your Home Show. Northern Ireland’s largest home event Love Your Home Show 2017, created for home lovers will take place in the Titanic Exhibition Centre 13th-15th October 2017.