Solarvolt™ Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Lites
Seamlessly integrated into the building structure, Solarvolt™ BIPV lites unveil new possibilities for renewable power generation and glass design.
Power Generation. Design Element. Building Component. All in One.
Solarvolt™ BIPV lites combine aesthetics, CO2-free power generation and protection from the elements for commercial buildings.
In addition to power generation, Solarvolt™ BIPV lites also reduce air conditioning costs. To meet your design and environmental performance objectives, Solarvolt™ BIPV lites can be used with spandrel glass, as well as any Vitro low-emissivity (low-e) coating and glass substrate, including tinted glass.
To realize this offering, Vitro Architectural Glass acquired assets from solarnova: a proven, Germany-based manufacturer of BIPV lites with successful commercial installations throughout Europe and North America. BIPV Applications
Complement classic building materials - or replace them. As building blocks for your design, Vitro provides you with the shape, size, solar cell type and transparency.Building Façades
Glass solar lites are ideal for performing the functions of classic façades. As the exterior face of the building, Solarvolt™ BIPV façades can integrate structural, insulated, and/or opacified spandrel glass - maximizing energy generation while saving costs by eliminating building materials.Vision Glazing
Solarvolt™ BIPV vision glazing maximizes light transmission and exterior views while providing a renewable energy source. Sunshading
BIPV elements, available with a range of Vitro tinted and transparent glasses, can protect against the sun and resulting glare. Overhead Glazing
Create unique light and shadow effects by customizing size and cell arrangement. Solarvolt™ BIPV overhead glazing and skylights allow occupants to enjoy natural light and fresh air while providing weather protection and shade. Balconies & Balustrades
Safety-glazed BIPV balustrades can highlight the architectural character of the building and its surroundings. Solarvolt™ BIPV balcony systems provide protection from falls while collecting the sun’s natural energy and reducing the building’s carbon footprint.