Optimal Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Applications

NREL, Sheila Hayter (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


Photovoltaic modules are clean, safe, and efficient devices that have long been considered a logical material for use in buildings. Recent technological advances have made PVs suitable for direct integration into building construction. This report identifies the highest-value applications for PVs in buildings.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages42
StatePublished - 1995

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Kiss and Company Architects, New York, New York

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-472-20339


  • building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)
  • payback analysis
  • PV integration


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