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Building Integrated PV


I enjoyed learning more about the different applications of PV, such as the bi-facial modules in this lecture/ reading. It made me curious about the future of PV technology, especially in the area of Building Integrated PV. Any insights or predictions on what we may see in the near future?


Some people are doing BIPV and Tesla is talking about it. It will be very hard to compete with mass produced generic rectangle modules in price.

In 2019, there will be NEC changes for module level rapid shutdown that may lead to BIPV in some cases, if there are no metal exposed parts on the BIPV.

People have been installing BIPV for decades, the problem is the price is not competitive.


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