Photovoltaics for Buildings--Cutting-Edge PV

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Photovoltaic (PV) technology development for building-integrated applications (commonly called PV for Buildings) is one of the fastest growing areas in the Pv industry. Buildings represent a huge potential market for photovoltaics because they consume approximately two-thirds of the electricity consumed in the United States. The PV and buildings industries are beginning to work together toaddress issues including building codes and standards, integration, after-market servicing, education, and building energy efficiency. One of the most notable programs to encourage development of new PV-for-buildings products is the PV:BONUS program, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. Demand for these products from building designers has escalated since the program was initiated in 1993. This paper presents a range of PV-for-buildings issues and products that are currently influencing today's PV and buildings markets.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 1998
EventUPVG Utility PV Experience (UPEx) '98 - San Diego, California
Duration: 28 Sep 199830 Sep 1998


ConferenceUPVG Utility PV Experience (UPEx) '98
CitySan Diego, California

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-550-25764


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