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{People instantly picture good old|The first thing that comes to mind is old-fashioned|Many people instantly think of old} solar {panels on rooftops|panel systems on roofs|panels sitting on the roofs}{,|} or in {a|the} {desert solar farm|rural solar power plant|in a desert-like solar farm}. {It’s a valid|This is a legitimate|This is an apt} {reason, as|justification, considering that|reason, since} rooftop solar panels {and traditional|as well as traditional|and} {utility-scale solar panels have|commercial solar panel systems have|grid-connected solar systems} {dominated|been the dominant|controlled} {solar markets up|the solar market up|solar markets} {to this point|to now|until now}.

{However, there are several|There are a variety of|However, there are many} {new and exciting|innovative and exciting|promising and innovative} solar power technologies{ that are|} {in development or|being developed or are|currently in development or are already} {on the market|available for sale|in the market}. These {promising new|exciting new|new and exciting} technologies {are set to change|are expected to alter|will change} {the way we think about|our perception of|the way we view} solar energy {in general|generally}. Solar {does not necessitate a|doesn’t require a|energy does not require} {large property or roof space|huge roof or a large space|big roof or property}{, and neither does this| or roof space, nor does it| as well as it doesn’t} {have to be unsightly|need to be ugly|require a lot of space}. {Continue reading to learn|Read on to find out|Keep reading to find out} more.

Floating solar farms (also known as floatovoltaics)

{Each day silicon panels become|Every day, silicon panels are|Everyday, silicon panels become} {more affordable and higher efficiency|cheaper and more efficient|less expensive and have higher efficiency}. Experts {claim|say|believe} that photovoltaic panels {placed|installed|positioned} on {reservoirs or other water|water reservoirs or other|reservoirs and other water} bodies will {offer greater efficiency|provide greater efficiency|have greater efficacy} {and a host of|as well as a variety of|and many} {other benefits|other advantages|additional benefits}.

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{The floating solar farm|A floating solar plant|This floating farm} {can|is able to|could} {produce clean solar energy and|generate clean solar energy and|produce clean solar energy as well as} {help manage|aid in managing|help to manage} water. {As they restrict|Because they limit|Since they hinder} {air circulation|the circulation of air} and {block|prevent} sunlight from {reaching the surface of the|getting to the surface of the|reaching the surface of} water{, floating solar farms reduce| floating solar farms help reduce| floating solar farms decrease} {water and power loss through|the loss of power and water through|energy loss and water loss due to} {evaporation|the process of evaporation|evaporate}. Floating solar farms {also prevent|also stop|can also help prevent} the {growth of harmful algae,|development of harmful algae|growth of harmful algae} which {lowers water treatment costs|reduces the cost of water treatment|decreases the costs of water treatment}. {Additionally, the water beneath|Furthermore, the water that flows beneath|In addition, the water underneath} the solar panel {helps to|helps|can help} {keep them clean and reduces|keep them clean and decreases|maintain their cleanliness and reduce} {waste|the amount of waste|consumption}.

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Cost of deployment

{In 2014, the|The 2014|As of 2014, the} {average|median} {national cost of solar installation|cost for solar installations in the United States|cost for solar installation in the US} {was|is|of solar panels was} \$2.8 {per|for each|Per} Watt (\$/w). The {efficiency|effectiveness} {of solar panels|for solar panel installations|that solar panels have} is {estimated|believed|thought} to be {20% for|around 20% over|20percent for} 25 years. Floatovoltaics {are more competitive|are cheaper|have a higher price} {than many|over|in comparison to} other renewable energy {technologies like|sources like|technologies , such as} {wind and hydropower|hydropower and wind|hydropower and wind power}{, which have high| that have higher| with high} {land costs and potential|cost of land and|costs for land and could have} {environmental impacts|negative environmental effects}. The {global floating panels market|market for floating panels|market for floating solar panels} was {valued at|estimated at|worth} \$3.89m {in 2014 and is|during 2014, and it is|as of 2014 and} {expected|projected|predicted} to {grow|increase|expand}. {Additionally|In addition|Furthermore}{,|} floating solar panels {are eligible to|can} {receive any|be eligible for|receive} {federal or local grant incentive|grants or incentives from local or federal grant|grant incentives, whether local or federal.} {programs|programs}.

BIPV Solar Technology

Building-integrated photovoltaics{, as their|, as the| as their} name {implies|suggests}{, blend seamlessly| are seamlessly integrated| integrate seamlessly} into {building architecture|the building’s architecture|architecture of buildings}. They {can be used in|are a great option for|can be utilized in} {roofs and canopies|roofing and canopy systems|the form of canopies and roofs}{, curtain walls, facades| as well as curtain walls, facades| and curtain walls, facades}{, skylight systems, and| and skylight systems as well as| skylight systems, as well as} {other forms of roofing|other types of roofing|various other roofing types}. BIPV, {unlike|in contrast to|as opposed to} {traditional solar PV panels can|conventional solar PV panels, can|traditional solar PV panels , can} be {attractive and|appealing and|stylish and are} {not a compromise to|does not compromise|is not an obstacle to} the {building’s design|design of the building|style of the building}.

For {solar industry buyers|buyers of solar panels|those who are interested in purchasing solar panels}{, it is| it’s} not enough {to be|to look|just to be} {attractive|appealing}. {They also need to consider|It is also important to think about|They must also consider} the {economics of purchasing|financial benefits of buying|cost of purchasing} solar panels {in the solar|on the} market. {BIPV solar panel systems|Solar panel kits with BIPV|The BIPV solar panels} are {a great|an excellent|a fantastic} {option for homeowners who want|alternative for homeowners looking|alternative for homeowners who wish} to {reduce more energy consumption|cut down on energy usage|lower their energy consumption} and {build materials costs|construction materials costs|the cost of building materials}. {You can save money|It is possible to save} on {solar power mounting costs|mounting solar power costs|the cost of solar power mounting} {by using|through the use of} BIPV instead of {standard|conventional} {building|construction} materials.

BIPV technology {is used|is employed|can be used} to {enhance the building’s facades|improve the appearance of buildings’ facades|enhance the facade of the building}{, atrium, terrace,| as well as the atrium, terrace| and atriums, terraces,} {floor and canopies|floors and canopy|floor , and canopies}.

  • {Energy efficiency|Efficiency of energy|The efficiency of energy has} {increased|improved|was increased}
  • {High sound and thermal insulation|High-quality thermal and sound insulation as well as high-quality|High-quality sound and thermal insulation}
  • The sun {produces clean and|generates clean and|is a clean source of} {unrestricted solar power|unlimited solar energy|free solar energy}.
  • Lower O&M costs
  • Zero carbon footprint

The photovoltaic {materials|components|elements} {of solar PV glasses|made up of PV solar glasses|from solar PV glass} {are used|are utilized|can be used} {as building materials and allow|for building and permit|to build materials and provide} natural light {in|to illuminate|into} {homes and offices|offices and homes}. They also {work|function|serve} as {energy-generating devices|devices that generate energy|power-generating devices}.

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Types {and types of BIPV|of BIPV and the types|and kinds of BIPV}

Technically{,| speaking,} BIPV is any{ structural|} {building material capable of producing|building material that can produce|construction material that is capable of producing} solar {electricity|energy|power}. Here are {some|a few} examples of BIPV {tech|technology}:

Solar Panels {Roofing|for Roofs|for Roofing}

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{While a solar roof can|Although solar roofs can|While solar roofs} {offer many advantages|provide many benefits|have many advantages}{, it is still| however, it’s| but it’s still} not as {mature technology|advanced|well-established} as {conventional|traditional} solar panels. The {main reason is that|reason for this is that|primary reason is} solar roofs {don’t have|do not have|aren’t able to provide} the same {efficiency as traditional|efficiency as conventional|level of efficiency as traditional} {monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels|solar panels that are polycrystalline or monocrystalline|polycrystalline and monocrystalline solar panels}. {Also, solar roofs can|Additionally, solar roofs may|In addition, solar roofs could} be more {expensive|costly} than {roof solar panel installations|solar panels for roofs|solar panel roof installations}.

Solar Cells Transparent glaze

{Because the sun is more|Since the sun is more|Because the sun is much more} visible {on buildings than on|on buildings than|from buildings than} roofs, {why not use|what’s the reason to not take advantage of|why wouldn’t you take advantage of} {that|the|this} space? {While the geography|Although the location|While the geographic location} of solar radiation {will|can|may} {affect how much|determine how much|influence the amount of} {sunlight a building gets|sunlight a structure receives|the building receives sunlight}{, there are often| however, there are usually| but there are generally} {good|excellent} exposures {on one or more|on one or two|along one or more} sides. Solar windows (or {also called|sometimes referred to as|often referred to as} solar glass) are a {class|type|kind} of BIPV products {popularly known|that are well-known|well-known} {in the solar market|on the market for solar products|within the field of solar}. They {rely on|are based on|utilize} {ultra-thin solar panels that capture|thin solar panels that absorb|extremely thin solar panels that can capture} sunlight{, but maintain| but retain their|, yet maintain their} {transparency like a regular window|the same transparency as a regular window|the transparency of regular windows}.

General building {elements|components}

{We don’t know of any|We aren’t aware of any|We’re not aware of} {other methods to integrate|other ways to incorporate|alternative ways to integrate} solar {into structures|energy into structures,|power into structures} {so we’ll stick with|therefore we’ll go with|so we’ll just stick to} “general elements” {for now|at the moment|for the time being}. {This could|This can|These could} include solar {awnings, building facades|façades, awnings|structures, facades of buildings}{, and| or| as well as} {any other structural elements|all other elements of structural design|the other structures} {on|that are on|along} the {building’s sides that can|sides of buildings that could|exterior of the building that can} be {made|converted to|converted into} solar-friendly. {These solar-integrated building elements use|The solar-integrated elements of a building make use of|Solar-integrated building elements make use of} organic solar cells {and|as well as} {thin-film solar panels|the thin film solar panel|thinner-film solar panels much} more {often|frequently} than {rooftop solar|rooftop solar panels}.

There are pros and cons to using Building-integrated photovoltaics

{Advantages|Benefits} of BIPV

BIPV {has the obvious advantage|is a clear advantage|has the obvious benefit} of {generating free solar energy|producing free solar energy|free solar energy generation}. Solar energy is{ constantly|| continuously} {hitting|reaching} Earth enough to {power our entire planet|supply our planet with electricity|power the entire planet} 10,000x. {So every inch that|Therefore, every square inch|So every bit of energy} {we can use|can be used|we can utilize} {for electricity generation|to generate electricity|for power generation} is {a plus|an advantage|an added benefit}.

BIPV is {attractive for|appealing due to|attractive due to} its {aesthetics|design|style and aesthetics}. BIPV {allows you to|lets you} {go solar|switch to solar energy|get solar power} in a {subtler|more subtle|less invasive} and more {elegant way|stylish way|elegant manner} {than solar panels|as opposed to solar panel|that solar panels}. BIPV is {an|a viable|a great} {option for commercial and industrial|alternative for industrial and commercial} {buildings|structures}. It {allows you to|lets you} {show off your company’s innovation|showcase your business’s creativity|display your company’s innovative spirit} {as well as environmental awareness|and environmental sensitivity|and sustainability}.

BIPV's {disadvantages|drawbacks|negatives}

BIPV {forms part|is a component|is an integral part} of {a building|the building|the construction process}. {It is therefore important|Therefore, it is important|It is crucial} to plan ahead {so|in order|to ensure} that you {can build|can construct|are able to construct} your {building|structure|home} {using|with} BIPV solutions. {For integrating solar products|In order to integrate solar solutions|To integrate solar-powered products}{, it is crucial| it is essential| it is vital} to {understand|know|determine} {where sunlight will be needed|the locations where sunlight is required|what areas of sunlight are required} {before|prior to} {building any structure|making any construction|creating any structure}. {Knowing upfront that you are|Being aware of the fact that you are|Understanding upfront that you’re} {interested in integrating solar production|looking to incorporate solar power|keen on incorporating solar energy} {into your building can help|in your structure can|to your building will help} {reduce builders’ costs|lower the cost of building|to reduce the costs for builders}.

Solar skins

Solar skins {allow you to|let you|permit you to} {incorporate custom designs into|integrate custom designs into|include custom designs in} {your|the} solar {panel system|panels|system}. {Similar to bus windows advertising|Like bus windows that advertise|Similar to bus windows for advertising}{, the solar skin technology| solar skins| solar skin technology} {works in the same way|operates in the same manner|is the same}.

[xfield_company] is the {manufacturer of solar-skin products and|producer of solar-skin sunscreens and|producer of solar-skin products. It} is currently {testing|conducting tests on} {its technology at|their technology in|it’s technology with} the United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory. {Due to the advancements|Thanks to advances|Because of the advances} in selective light {filtration,|filtering,|filtration} solar {thin-film sunscreens retain|thin-film sunscreens have|sunscreens made of thin film have a} {high|their high} efficiency. The sun’s {rays are filtered|rays are blocked|light is filtered} to {reach the cells underneath|get into the cells beneath|penetrate the cells under} {solar skins|the solar skin}. This {allows it to display|permits it to display|allows it to show} the {customized image and|image of your choice and also|custom image and to} {provide|generate|offer} {solar|the solar} energy.

{These customized images embedded in|The customized images that are embedded into|These custom-designed images embedded in} solar panels {can match exactly|will match|can be precisely matched to} the {rooftops or grassy lawns|grassy lawns or rooftops|lawns and rooftops} of your {homes|residences|home}.

{Solar skin panels are|The solar skin panel is|Panels with solar panels for skin are}{ also|} {a great option|an excellent option|ideal} for {government offices and businesses|businesses and government offices|offices of government and business}. They can be {personalized|customized} to {display company logos|show company logos|display logos of companies}{, advertising| advertising| and advertising messages}{, flags of countries| flags of nations| flags of countries}{, and so forth| and more| and so on}.

Solar skins are {also designed to be lower|also designed to be smaller|made to be lighter} than {traditional racking systems|conventional racking systems,|traditional racks} and {conceal|hide|to hide} metal components. {[xfield_company]|The [xfield_company]|They are also designed to conceal metal components.} Solar Group’s Solar skins {could|may} {be the solution|be the answer|provide the answer} to your {problems with panel|issues with panel|panel’s problems in} {aesthetics|appearance|design and aesthetics}.

[xfield_company] also allows {you to track your system|you to monitor your system’s|users to monitor their system’s} {performance 24 hours a day|performance 24/7|operation 24 hours a day} {via your smartphone|using your mobile|through your mobile}. You will be {notified if|informed if|informed when} your system is {experiencing any|experiencing|having} {problems|issues}{, or in the event| or in the event| or in the case} of an {outage|interruption}. The app {also recommends the|will also suggest the|will also provide} {correct remedies|most appropriate solutions|best solutions}.

The {downside to|drawback of|disadvantage of} {solar skin panels is|solar panels with skin is|solar-skin panels lies in}{ the|} solar installation {cost|costs}. {They are about|They’re about|They’re around} 10{% more expensive than traditional| percent more expensive than conventional} {panels|panels}.

Solar Skins Pros & Cons

There are {some downsides to|some disadvantages to|a few drawbacks with} this {product that you should|technology that you need to|product that you must} {consider|be aware of|take into consideration}. {This technology, while it|While this technology|The technology, although it} is {attractive for camouflaging|appealing for concealing|attractive to conceal} solar arrays, {is still|is|remains} {new to the global|relatively new to the|in its infancy to the world} market. There are {also some notable|some|also some} {negative aspects|negatives}. Before we {get|dive|go} into the {cons|negatives|pros and cons} of this product{, however|}{, let’s| we’ll| let’s take a} {look at the pros|take a look at the positives|examine the pros}.

Solar Skin Pros

Solar {skin is a good|skins are a great|skin is an excellent} {addition|option to add|alternative} {to your solar array|for your solar panel|of your solar system} {because|since|as} it {blends with your|is a perfect match with your|blends in with the} roofline. Solar {skin can be used|skins can be used|skins are a great way} to {transform your home|turn your house} into {an art piece|a work of art|a piece of art,} or {make your company|transform your|turn your company’s} roof into {an advertisement space|an advertising space|a space for advertising}.

{Pros include the long-lasting life|The advantages include the long-lasting|The benefits include the longevity} promise{ resulting in| that has led to|, which has led to}{ NREL| the|} Fraunhofer{ and| as well as|, and} Atlas testing. {This product has a durable|The product is a long-lasting|This product comes with a tough} film that {lasts 30+|can last for 30+|will last for more than 30} years{ and provides|, and also provides|. It also offers} solar panel {glare reduction|reduction in glare|reduced glare}.

{Product testing covered|Testing of the product covered|The product’s testing included} {cracking, dirt retention as|cracks, dirt retention as|cracking, dirt retention , as} {well as blistering, browning|also browning, blistering|along with blistering, browning} and yellowing. {It has also|The product has also|Also, it has} been {flash tested|tested for flash} to ensure {optimal light transmission|the best light transmission|that the light is transmitted properly}.

Solar Skin’s Cons

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{Consider the cost of|Think about the costs of adding|Take into consideration the expense of} {solar skin to your array|solar panels with skins|solar-powered skins for your array}. Already{, homeowners invest| homeowners are investing| homeowners have invested} {thousands of dollars in|thousands of dollars into|hundreds of dollars in} solar. {This technology will increase that|The technology is expected to increase the|This technology will boost that} cost.

{Finally, the applique|The applique, in addition,|In addition, the applique} is only {covered for ten|covered for a period of ten|protected for a ten} {year, despite having|years, despite having|years, even though it comes with} {a 30-year warranty|30 years of warranty|an extended warranty of 30 years}. The {average|typical|standard} solar panel {comes with|has} {a 25-year warranty|an 25-year guarantee|the warranty of 25 years}. {However|But}{, the solar skin could| the solar skin may| the solar skin can} {start to fade and possibly|begin to fade and|be beginning to fade, and could} {decrease module efficiency further|reduce the efficiency of the module even more|lower the efficiency of the panel even further} {before they reach their expected|prior to reaching their anticipated|before they reach the expected} {end-of-life|expiration date|final-of-life}.

Solar fabric

{There is solar radiation all|Solar radiation is everywhere|The sun’s radiation is all} {around the planet|across the globe|throughout the world}. Why not {create|make|generate} {your own energy|the energy you need|yourself energy}? Imagine {being able to produce|being able to generate|the possibility of producing} solar {power from anywhere on|energy from any place on|power from any part of} the {planet, but|globe, and|planet,} {also while you are moving|at the same time, you’re moving|as you move} through your {clothing|clothes}.

Researchers are {creating|developing|working on} {solar fabrics|fabric made of solar energy|Solar fabrics,} with the {goal|aim|intention} {of including solar energy in|of incorporating solar energy into|to incorporate solar energy into} every fiber. {These solar filaments are able|The solar filaments can be used|Solar filaments are able} to be {embedded|incorporated|integrated} {into t-shirts and winter coats|into winter coats and t-shirts|in winter coats, t-shirts,} {as well as other clothing|and other clothes|along with other clothing}. They {can help you stay|will help you stay|can aid in staying} warm, {charge|recharge|power} your {phone, and provide|smartphone, and supply|phone, and give you} energy {while you’re on your|when you’re on the|on the} {move|moving|on the move}.

{Research has attempted to combine|Researchers have tried to integrate|Research has tried to combine} solar fabric{,| and} solar panels{ in a variety|, and solar cells in a range} of {areas|fields|different areas}.

  • {Building facades that provide|Fassades that create|The facades of buildings provide} {shade and power|shading and energy}
  • {Lightening up the streetlights with|Illuminating the streetlights by|The streetlights can be brightened up with} {awnings|Awnings}
  • Curtains that {cut off|block|shut off} {power consumption from|the power supply to|energy consumption from} the grid

Solar-fabricated {household clothing|clothing for your home|household clothes} {can be a great way|is a fantastic way|can be a great option} to {save on|cut down on|reduce} {mounting and installation fees|the cost of mounting and installation|costs for installation and mounting}.

{Additionally|Furthermore|In addition}, [xfield_company] is working on the US Army project to develop solar-powered{ robotic camping tents| camping tents powered by solar energy|, robotic camping tents}. {As solar costs|As solar prices|Since solar power costs} {continue to fall|remain low|continue to decrease}{, it is not impossible| and fall, it’s not difficult|, it’s not hard} to {envision a future where|imagine a world in which|imagine a future in which} {all power will come from|all power comes from|the power source is} {the sun’s energy|solar energy|sunlight’s power}.

Solar Cell Fabric has Many Benefits

There are many {other|more|additional} {great benefits that|amazing benefits|positive benefits that} solar cell fabric {can|could} {bring to your|provide to your daily} life. {They were listed to reflect|The list was created to reflect|These were listed to meet} the {current needs of|present needs of the|needs of today’s} people.

1. The {ability|capability} {to charge electronic|for charging electronic|of charging} devices

Imagine{ you are| that you’re|} {walking around all day|out and about all day,|wandering around the city all day} {taking photos with your smartphone|snapping photos on your phone|taking pictures with your smartphone} and {answering a few|making a few phone|taking a few} calls. You {can also|can|are also able to} {text, scroll|write messages, browse|scroll} {through your social media feed|across your feeds on social networks|through the feed of your favorite social network}{,|} and not{ have to|} {worry|be concerned|think} about {whether your battery is low|whether you have enough battery|the battery’s condition} or where {to|you can} {charge|recharge} your {phone|smartphone}.

{You always have|There’s always} the {option of using a power|possibility of using a power|option of using a} {bank, but|battery, however|storage device, though} it’s {possible|also possible|a possibility} that you {forget to|don’t|do not} {take them with you|carry them around with you|bring them along} or{ to|} charge them. {With clothes with integrated|If you wear clothes that have integrated|When you have clothes that incorporate} {solar cell technology|solar cells|solar-powered technology}, you’ll {feel|be} {relaxed and calm all|at peace and relaxed all|at ease and calm throughout the} {day|day long|throughout the day}. {To make these cell efficiency|To allow these cells to|In order for these cells to} {work and generate|operate and produce|function and produce} electricity, {you only need|all you need is|you just need} to {get a little sunlight|receive a few rays of sunlight|have a bit of sunshine}. {After that, you can|Then, you’ll be able to|Once that is done,} {just plug your phone into|simply plug in your smartphone to|connect your mobile to} {the|your} USB {port on|connector on the back of|ports on} your {clothing|clothes|garment}.

2. {Reduced electricity consumption|Lower electricity consumption|Reduction in electricity use}

{This is why we’ll spend|This is the reason we’ll use|That’s why we’ll consume} less {electricity if our|energy if our|on electricity if} phones {don’t get charged|aren’t charged|don’t charge} at home{ or in| or|, or in} other {places than with|locations than through|places other than} {our solar panels fabrics|the solar panel fabrics|our solar panel fabric}. This patent {would allow for|could lead to|will allow for} {a significant reduction|an enormous reduction|significant reductions} in {electricity use|the use of electricity|energy consumption} {if it is realized|when it is utilized|should it be realized} {to its full potential|to its fullest potential|fully}.

{While it might seem|Although it could appear|It could be} that charging these {small smart|tiny smart|small} {gadgets isn’t important|devices isn’t crucial|devices isn’t a big deal} in {an overall electricity|the overall energy|the larger electricity} consumption{ context of course|| perspective}{, it’s quite the contrary| but it’s actually the opposite| however, the reality is quite the opposite}. It’s {an equation that is|a situation|an equation} dependent on {quantity|the quantity|the amount}.

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3. Micro Size Solar Cells

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Photovoltaic Solar Noise Barriers (PVNB)

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{Design and function|Function and design}

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