Solar Innova photovoltaic glasses, for architectural integration (BIPV), are conceived as building elements, that is, they can be part of the structure of a building in substitution of conventional construction materials while generating electricity.


Photovoltaic Integrated

Photovoltaic modules architectonic integration, also named “Solar Architecture” or “BIPV” (Building Integrated Photovoltaics), is defined as the installation of those photovoltaic modules that keep a double function; energetic and architectonic (cotaing, enclosure or shading) and replace conventional constructive elements too or can be constituents elements of the architectonic composition.


Solar Innova BIPV photovoltaic modules line has been developed considering engineers and architects to provide them of modules that can be integrated functionally and aesthetically into facades and roofs where simultaneously serve as an architectonic material and energy generator.

Effective Architecture

The latest technological developments in photovoltaic allow nowadays possible to integrate photovoltaic panels on the surfaces of buildings and building components, leading to a new photovoltaic application, called BIPV (Building Integrated PhotoVoltaic).


The photovoltaic solar glass is an innovative building material high technology; Perfectly Integrating solar photovoltaic cells in a glass structure.


Replaces the traditional building materials; PV is an integrated production system in buildings, providing clean power to the building and bringing the production cost alternatives energies to conventional energy.


Photovoltaic systems have BIPV starting with the great advantage that they are, today, the renewable energy electricity production best suited to cities and public environments, thanks to its silent features of production and clean. Under these assumptions and considering the growing awareness about the environment, the future which promises to BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaics) facilities is really promising.


Solar Innova technology shows the latest technological advances in the field of photovoltaic integration, this is intended to cover all our customers' needs and provide a customized solution.


In the photovoltaic sector, BIPV systems are classified as completely different to conventional facilities on-grid (photovoltaic plants on deck and on land with or without solar tracking). Although they share some common features, they differ in the purpose for which they are designed.


In conventional photovoltaic systems is the idea of financial product, which disburses capital investor, it pays and gets a profit after a period of time. All the energy generated is fed to the grid and purchased by utilities. This raw power is undoubtedly true subsidy of the installation, which makes it a profitable and viable product.


By contrast, in the BIPV installations there are other values ​​that prevail over the economic performance, such as innovation, modernity, integration with the environment, aesthetics, etc.


The benefits obtained from the photovoltaic architectural integration are not only economic derived from the production of clean electricity; but also you from projecting a tangible image of innovation, future and ecology in every new building project.


1.- Evaluación

Se examinan soluciones fotovoltaicas integradas en edificios de éxito, incluso en las etapas de planificación y diseño preliminar de un proyecto para que los proyectos de características específicas se puedan ser tener en cuenta en una etapa temprana.

2.- Asesoramiento

En el caso de situaciones complejas de instalación, la fabricación BIPV ofrece asesoramiento sobre las posibilidades de proyectos de diseños de módulos para proyectos específicos. También se presta apoyo del ingeniero electricista con respecto al diseño de las instalaciones eléctricas para el sistema de integración arquitectónica.

3.- Especificaciones

Las especificaciones del producto se determinan de manera cooperativa y se define el modo de comunicación. Se puede hacer un cálculo detallado del rendimiento de la instalación fotovoltaica.

4.- Fabricación

La estrecha cooperación entre el fabricante BIPV y los otros proveedores de servicios que participan en el proyecto, garantiza el desarrollo de un producto adaptado que cumpla con todos los requisitos específicos requeridos.

5.- Instalación

Las empresas asociadas instalan en el sitio los módulos solares a medida.



When designing photovoltaic integration in a building, it is vital to orient the panels to direct sunlight.


By calculating the shadow angles of a building's façade you can determine the optimal position of a panel. Depending on your position and the season, shadow angles logically differ for different cities.


As shown in the graph, the orientation of the building as well as the angle of the panels are crucial to determine the output of the panels.


The amount of incident solar radiation on a surface depends on its orientation and angle of inclination. The optimum angle of inclination varies according to the latitude of the installation site: the further the distance from the equator, the steeper the optimum installation angle.



Shading can significantly affect the yield of a PV system. It can have many different causes, such as vegetation, neighbouring buildings, self-shading due to construction elements, or layers of dirt on overhanging parts of the mounting system. This shading can also change due to growth, new buildings or different user behaviour.


Such sources of shade can be minimized by careful planning in order to maximize the incident solar radiation. Simulations of the daily and yearly path of the shadows can be carried out to enable the position of the solar modules and the orientation and cubature of the building to be optimized accordingly.


If shading cannot be completely avoided, its effects can be reduced by adapting the module technology, the module design and the electrical connection of several modules.


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  • Directive 2006/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 12 December 2006, on the harmonisation of the laws of Member States relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits.

  • EN 1863-1, Glass in buildings. Heat strengthened soda lime silicate glass. Part 1: Definition and description.

  • EN 1863-2, Glass in building - Heat strengthened soda lime silicate glass. Part 2: Evaluation of conformity/Product standard.

  • EN ISO 12150-1, Glass in building. Thermally toughened soda lime silicate safety glass. Part 1: Definition and description.

  • EN ISO 12150-2, Glass in building. Thermally toughened soda lime silicate safety glass. Evaluation of conformity/Product standard.

  • EN ISO 12543-1, Glass in building. Laminated glass and laminated safety glass. Definition and description of component parts.

  • EN ISO 12543-2, Glass in building. Laminated glass and laminated safety glass. Laminated safety glass.

  • EN ISO 12543-3, Glass in building. Laminated glass and laminated safety glass. Laminated glass.

  • EN ISO 12543-4, Glass in building. Laminated glass and laminated safety glass. Test methods for durability.

  • EN ISO 12543-5, Glass in building. Laminated glass and laminated safety glass. Dimensions and edge finishing.

  • EN ISO 12543-6, Glass in building. Laminated glass and laminated safety glass. Appearance.

  • EN 12600, Glass in building. Pendulum test. Impact test method and classification for flat glass: Impact test classification 1B1, as a result, the product and the production process are CE compliant according to EN 12543, part 1 to 6.

  • EN ISO 12758, Glass in building. Glazing and airborne sound insulation. Product descriptions and determination of properties.

  • EN 14449, Glass in building, Laminated glass and laminated safety glass, Evaluation of conformity/Product standard.

  • EN 50380, Datasheet and nameplate information for Photovoltaic Modules Specifies data sheet and nameplate information for non-concentrating photovoltaic modules.


Manual for BIPV Projects


Solar Architecture is not a fad, it's survival.

Sir Norman Foster

Architecture is the starting point for one who wants to lead humanity towards a better future.

Le Corbusier

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