The First PV Glass Installation

IQ Glass have just finished our first installation of BI PV glass to a large commercial building in London.

A London Project with BIPV Panels
A London Project with BIPV Panels

BIPV stands for Building Integrated Photovoltaic and allows building materials already integrated with photovoltaic technology to be used as external building materials, such as glass roofs, glass walls or glass floors.

The innovative, solar encapsulating glass units were used within the structural glass roof to the upper floor renovations on this project in London and generate electricity for the building.

An innovative new technology, the BIPV glass allows energy to be collected from the sun by the glass units with small PV units placed within the glass construction. These small PV elements maintain high levels of light transmission and transparency through the frameless glass units whilst collecting solar power for a sustainable building design.

Transparent BIPV Glass to glass roof
Transparent BIPV Glass to glass roof

This new glass technology is quite flexible with design choices and performance broadening all the time. There is almost no limit to the range of colours or semi transparency available from these integrated PV glass panels to suit your design and level of solar protection required.

Going forward there will be greater opportunity for architects and contractors to turn their external building envelope into a functional renewable energy source.

Contact IQ Glass for more information about this growing glass technology.

01494 722 880

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Rebecca is Head of Marketing at the IQ Group and has worked in glazing specification for many years. She has a broad range of technical knowledge about all our glazing products and offers technical advice and guidance to architects for specification. Her easy to digest technical advice is often quoted in magazines and publications. You might also recognise her as one of the IQ Glass CPD presenters.