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Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focuses on one of the fastest growing segments of the solar industry—the integration of photovoltaic (PV) panels into buildings during construction. BIPV replaces traditional building materials such as roofs, window overhangs, and walls. NREL researchers investigate how BIPV systems are integrated into buildings to improve building aesthetics and system reliability while reducing costs and utility transmission losses. We also work to improve market acceptance of the technology.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-05-02 17:21:04
Description Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focuses on one of the fastest growing segments of the solar industry—the integration of photovoltaic (PV) panels into buildings during construction. BIPV replaces traditional building materials such as roofs, window overhangs, and walls. NREL researchers investigate how BIPV systems are integrated into buildings to improve building aesthetics and system reliability while reducing costs and utility transmission losses. We also work to improve market acceptance of the technology.
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Source National Renewable Energy Laboratory National Center for Photovoltaics
Keyword PV, Photovoltaics, Solar electricity, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Construction, Building
Date Of Record Creation 2009-05-02 17:17:12
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Date Last Modified 2010-06-25 16:22:40
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-05-02 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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