PV and PV/Hybrid Products for Buildings

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Residential, commercial, and industrial buildings combined are the largest consumers of electricity in the United States and represent a significant opportunity for photovoltaic (PV) and PV/hybrid systems. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is conducting a phased research and product development program, Building Opportunities in the United States for Photovoltaics (PV:BONUS), focused on thismarket sector. The purpose of the program is to develop technologies and foster business arrangements integrating cost-effective PV or hybrid products into buildings. The first phase was completed in 1996 and a second solicitation, PV:BONUS2, was initiated during 1997. These projects are resulting in a variety of building-integrated products. This paper summarizes the recent progress of theseven firms and collaborative teams currently participating in PV:BONUS2 and outlines planned work for the final phase of their work.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2000
Event16th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition - Glasgow, Scotland
Duration: 1 May 20005 May 2000


Conference16th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
CityGlasgow, Scotland

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-520-28334


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