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[Building-integrated Photovoltaics] Design, Procurement, Installation and New Products

“PowerTextiles” Next Generation Photo Voltaic’s

Selkirk, 27 November 2013

 

Dr. Robert Mather and Professor John Wilson share a moment to show off their Solar PV Textile they call PowerTextiles. After many years in the laboratory these two eminent Scottish scientists successfully integrated PV into a polyester fabric. PowerTextiles is one conductive polymer layer integrated with conductive and semi conductive layers on polyester fabric.   Why are PowerTextiles the future of the Photo Voltaic Industry? PowerTextiles are more flexible than any other existing solar panel technology, firstly the surface of the fabric is not flat like traditional PV materials it means from the offset they can potentially harvest more sunshine than lets say ultra flat silicon or even flexible thin film cells. All solar harvesting averages but a few hours a day at best, unlike regular panels once the system is done for the day it can be rolled up, or retracted to become unobtrusive. Solar textiles are also temporary structures, potentially needing no planning permission. Unlike solar panels which are obtrusive PowerTextiles life cycle is truly extended as they can be placed out of harms way when not in use. Continue reading

Can Retail Centre Photovoltaic Roofs Pay In Poland?

Lublin September 5, 2013

PPR Poland2014 is slated as the year when Poland will finally introduce feed-in energy tariffs for small utility green energy developments. A green certification system is introduced linked to the current black rate and paying a premium based on the stock market rate for green certificates.

 

“According the new energy law in 2014 anyone with sizable energy connections could install utility scale energy with the minimum of building or environmental permitting if it were installed over an existing parking apron”.

“Few existing retail centre roofs are actually suitable for the installation of PV panels in Poland however retail owners could see the benefit of PPR’s [Photovoltaic Parking Roof] car park canopy roof over an existing car park apron deck”. Continue reading

Finally 100% Finance for SOLIDEA Zero Net Energy Projects in Poland

Warsaw Arpil 19, 2012

Warsaw CentrumSOLIDEA announced that up to 100% finance was now available to SOLIDEA clients with shopping centers and office developments in Poland. Companies looking to reduce their energy bills to Zero Net Energy status using SOLIDEA renewable energy solutions could now qualify for the finance to do it.

“Our clients consider our Zero Net Energy solutions as an extra tenant potentially paying more income every month from the installations than is paid in utility bills”. Continue reading

Powertextiles the Game Changer

Scotland April 2, 2012

Inspired by extending the Scottish soft fruit season by a just a few weeks Robert Mather and his team have developed durable Powertextiles that produce electrical energy through applied photovoltaics to the fabric surface. This ultra low cost application has already delivered test results demonstrating 5% and more efficiency can be readily achieved Continue reading

TGSolar and SOLIDEA’s hot new deal on “Spectra” PV Vision Glass

Seoul March 23rd 2012

Solidea Spectra Optima

BiPV Solidea's "Spectra" Optima Panel

South Korea’s TGSolar and SOLIDEA have agreed an OEM deal for the sale and distribution of “Spectra” in over 30 countries including Europe and the entire MENA region.  The Spectra BiPV system adds a lot of value to the Building-integrated photovoltaic market says Dr. Janusz  Przeorek President of SOLIDEA in Central Europe Continue reading