BIPV& Smart BIPV Modules
BIPV is a PV module that generates electricity by applying it to the wall, façade, or windows of a building. Thanks to the characteristics that SOFTPV’s BIPV with SOFTCELL® is flexible, color-adjustable, and transparent, there is minimal aesthetic damage to the building with high power generation.
2. SOFTPV’s BIPV & Smart BIPV SOLAR Modules
A. Film Type BIPV Module
The Film BIPV product can be simply attachable to the window glass or embedded into the window if required.
B. Roll Type BIPV Module
Roll type can be attached & fixed to either the edge of the window frame or the solid wall.
Also, it can be detachable & portable for outdoor application.
C. Smart BIPV Module
By applying SOFTGOODS® to the BIPV module, not only the real-time monitoring but also
plentiful applications are possible.
- a. Power generation of each window in the building depending on time, season & location.
- b. Displacement of the building for an earthquake or for a windy day.
- c. Communication between the BIPV module & flying drones.
- d. Emergency power backup.
[Schematic views of smart BIPV module& its components installed inside]
D. Transparency vs Power Generation
Depending on the client’s requirements, both the transparency and the power generation amount can be adjustable. Also, additional functions can be embedded.
3. Competitor Products
There are several BIPV & BAPV products available in the market. However, the transparency issue was not resolved so far. Here is a list of BIPV & BAPV main products in the market. So far, crystalline silicon modules dominate this market.
4. Driving Force
A. Global Warming
Total CO2 Generation: 29.7 GT (’09) ⇨ 34.2 GT (’19) (1GT = 109Ton)
B. Energy Consumption
Total Energy Consumption: 482.8 EJ (’09) ⇨ 583.9 EJ (’19) (1EJ = 1018J)
C. Increase of Skyscraper (200m plus Building)
Total Number of Skyscrapers: 54 (’09) ⇨ 126 (’19)
5. Market Size
Starting from ’14 to ’20, the BIPV market has grown 39.6% annually and has reached more than 11GW globally. Conforming to worldwide trendy issues of ‘Zero Energy Building’, the global market including E.U. USA and South Korea will continuously upsurge in the future.
[Market size & growth forecasts of BIPV module]