Globally, over 50% of the population lives in urban areas today. By 2045, the world's urban population will increase by 1.5 times to 6 billion. City leaders must move quickly to plan for growth and provide the basic services, infrastructure, and affordable housing their expanding populations needs. Therefore, the need to create energy efficient buildings and to adopt renewable energy has become all the more important.
Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) is the latest technology that could contribute to the increased adoption of renewable energy at the building scale. A BIPV system mainly consists of a laminated safety glass with embedded solar cells integrated into the building envelope. BIPV could be integrated into the facade or the roof of the building envelope; also harvesting solar energy. Integrating photovoltaics into the building envelope can provide savings in materials as well as maximising the area for PV deployment and hence reducing electricity costs. BIPV also reduces the consumption of fossil fuels and carbon emissions thereby providing a sustainable solution to the building.
The leading-edge technologies and glass solutions deployed in the SunEwat BIPV range transform both new and renovated facades into smart membranes that generate and manage energy while integrating seamlessly into the facade. SunEwat BIPV boasts environmental performance and efficiency ratings consistent with nearly zero-energy
building (NZEB) standards – all while delivering optimal thermal and acoustic comfort for occupants.