System Photonics Ceramic Substrate BIPV Panel Allows for more Color Options & Lower Overall Cost
System Photonics manufactures building integrated Photovoltaic panels (BIPV) made of ceramic substrates. We interviewed Gianluca from System Photonics at this year's Solar Power International. Watch the video above to see this product and find out what Gianluca had to say.
Some unique characteristics of these panels:
- The ceramic substrate comes in 13 colors and the cells themselves have color options.
- Because of the ceramic substrates, the PV panels have a unique aesthetic quality among BIPV products on the market.
- The product can function as a roof shingle for a home
The company's manufacturing currently takes place in Italy, and in the future, System Photonics plans to manufacture within the U.S. This product will be available in the U.S. during the first half of the next year.
What is BIPV? Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) are photovoltaic materials that are used to replace conventional building materials in parts of the building envelope such as the roof, skylights, or facades.
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