As design teams’ seek creative ways to make their architectural solutions more sustainable, the building industry has responded with some very innovative products.
One such product is Photovoltaic Transparent Glass which is a type of Building Integrated PV product. In reality, this product is basically a “frit” of PV laminated into the glass. You can select whatever density or pattern of “frit” you want – the denser the more energy production. These products can be used in curtain walls, brise soleil, skylights, ventilated facades, parking lot shades, etc.
With the low power costs in the US, the ROI is often times difficult to justify, but the aesthetic and high visibility of these products are gaining popularity with designers and some building owners.
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