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BIPV Solar Facade

Here is an example to use Solar  Glass as Building material to build a Solar Collector as part of the wall or fence on the house.  To replace the regular fence.

Here is an example to use Solar Thin Film Glass panels or Bifacial Thin Silicon Glass Panels as Building material to build a Solar Collector as part of the Facade of a building.  If the Building had already been built, can use the Wind Wall to retrofit tall building with Clear or Semi Clear Solar Glass Facade like the Federal Court Building in DTLA

Spare the roof for visually aesthetic reason, also for safety concerns.

They can be multiple different designs.

1.Solar Glass Panels

CIGS Thin Film Solar Glass panels or Bifacial Thin Silicon GLass panels

There are solar glasses that you can use as building material. – can harvest more solar energy.

If you had lands for this kind of stand alone metal structures? Then we will recommend Bifacial Solar Panels that can absorb reflective sun light from beneath.
They are ultra thin, laminated in 2 top/bottom tempered glass.
So your stand alone metal structure with PV glasses as roof
It can receive sunlight from above and then reflected sunlight from below. Double exposure!

2. Concentration of Sun lights
You can also add reflector/mirror to increase the amp production of solar panels
Overheating will not be a problem for mounting PV on top of a metal structure.
Air flow from beneath can cool down the energized solar array!
Maximum Concentration ratio for silicon panel is 3X sun light influx

10X Sun Light Influx for CIGS Thin Film Solar Panels

3. Fire Chief’s Alert

Fire Chief had asked Californian to reconsider to build Solar Array away from the conventional Gable roof?

Because during a fire, the fire fighters many not find the Solar Disconnect to disable the PV array.

If there is a high voltage, normally 1500V solar array?  The Fire Fighters have the right to decline to go up to the roof.

Because they need to break a big hole to inject fire retardant foam to save the houses that are on fire.

FIre Fighter

4. Cleaning of the PV array

PV panels gather dusts and need to be cleaned once a while.  Going to the roof will be a task unsafe for home owners

An stand alone Metal structure could be easily cleaned by a water hose or a long brush.  Or Window Cleaning Robots!


5.Federal Income Tax 30% Credit for Residential Solar System & Equipment:

In the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the tax credit will begin at 30% and step down to 26% in 2033 and 22% in 2034.

==>Download form from this link and give to your accountant

2022~2032: 30%
2033: 26%

2034: 22%

New Features:

  1. Included Storage Investment, either combine with solar or separately
  2. Tax Credit Deduction can be extended to Next year if the first year tax amount is lower than credit.


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