Solar Innova achieves a new certification of Conformity with the European Standard EN 50583-1:2016, relating to photovoltaic systems in buildings, part 1: BIPV modules (photovoltaic modules integrated in buildings).


This standard applies to photovoltaic modules used as construction products. It focuses on the properties of these photovoltaic modules relevant to essential building requirements as specified in the European Construction Product Regulation CPR 305/2011, and the applicable electro-technical requirements as stated in the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC or CENELEC standards.


Building integration photovoltaic modules (BIPV Building Integrated PhotoVoltaics) are considered architectural integration, if they form a product and construction system that provides a function not only as an energy collector.


Therefore, the BIPV photovoltaic solar module is a prerequisite for the integrity of the building's functionality. If the integrated photovoltaic module (Solar Architectural Module) is disassembled, said photovoltaic module would have to be replaced by an appropriate construction product.


Constructive functions

  • To ensure mechanical resistance and structural integrity of the building.

  • To protect from aggressive atmospheric conditions: rain, wind, snow and hail.

  • To ensure energy performance of the building: shadowing, level of lighting, heat insulation.

  • To increase fire resistance.

  • To ensure sound proof.

  • To separate the inside of the building from the outside premises.

  • To provide shelter and protection inside the building.

Methods of the installation of photovoltaic elements

  • Tilted PV panels (for lean-to roofs and domes, not accessible from the inside of the building).

  • Tilted PV panels (accessible from the inside of the building).

  • PV panels without tilt (not accessible from the inside of the building).

  • PV panels without tilt (accessible from the inside of the building).

  • PV panels integrated with the building exterior (the structures functioning as canopies and parapets; they become the parts of the buildings performing other useful functions beside the generation of electricity).


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EN 50583-1:2016 (pdf)



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