The Environmental Case for BIPV

Photovoltaic systems are extremely environmentally friendly, since the amount of energy the generate is significantly higher than than the amount used in their manufacture. Today's CO2 emissions stem mostly from the construction and operation of buildings, BIPV solutions are helping to resolve this conflict by making sustainable and emission-free energy conversion possible at the point of use.


Environmental benefits of Polysolar BIPV glass
BIPV greatly assists in helping buildings to achieve environmental and sustainability targets such as BREEAM.
 
By producing renewable energy for the building itself BIPV saves the need for fossil fuels. The transparent nature of the panels ensures additional energy savings by allowing natural light into the building reducing lighting requirements. Polysolar panels average 30kgCO2/m2 savings per year.

The exceptional thermal properties of Polysolar's double/triple glazed units reduces heat loss and thus produces energy savings with U values <1.

The glare control achieved by Polysolar's variable transparency PV glass panels eliminates the need for additional shading.




For further information on environmental building regulations please visit the BREEAM website.