Building-integrated Photovoltaics Market Size, Share Trends Analysis Report By Technology (Crystalline Silicon, Thin Film), By Application (Roof, Glass, Wall, Facade), By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023. 2030
The global building-integrated photovoltaics market size was valued at USD 19.82 billion in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.0% from 2023 to 2030. The Rapid expansion of the solar photovoltaic (PV) installation capacities of different countries, coupled with increasing demand for renewable energy sources, is expected to drive the growth of solar panel market across the world. Increased awareness for energy security and self-sufficiency and favorable government legislations, coupled with the unilateral obligation of countries such as Germany, Italy, France, the UK, the U.S., China, Japan, and India to the Kyoto Protocol, designated to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, are also expected to promote the growth of the market in the coming years.
The presence of a consumer base with high disposable income levels and the increasing affinity toward integrated installations in residential and commercial buildings in the country are anticipated to boost the demand for the product in the forecast period. In addition, the growing innovation in the domain is projected to increase the operational efficiency of the product, translating into market growth. The building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) market in the U.S. is likely to be driven by the growing demand for alternate sources of energy. The demand for building-integrated photovoltaics is likely to be fueled by the high need for integrated roof systems in commercial and industrial establishments. Improvements in the manufacturing technology of thin film BIPV modules and the rising efficiency of the product are expected to drive the market over the forecast period.
The government of France offers the highest FiTs for electricity generated through photovoltaic components, which are essentially integrated into buildings. Capacity generated by photovoltaics integrated into building envelopes accounts for a substantial share of the overall accumulated, installed capacity generated by photovoltaics in the country. The country offers high subsidies and benefits pertaining to the use of building integrated photovoltaics in a bid to encourage such installations in the country.
On the basis of technology, the global market has been further divided into crystalline silicon, thin film and others. Crystalline silicon segment led the market and accounted for 71.0% of the global revenue share in 2022. Crystalline silicon cells can be integrated into building roofs by using Smart mounting systems, which replace the sections of the roof while keeping its integrity intact. This type of integration does not account for large investments and provides high efficiency. Another option of integration is the replacement of roof tiles with crystalline silicon cells. In addition, the market witnesses the use of anti-reflective coatings, which aid the capture of solar energy and provide superior efficiency. Crystalline silicon has the highest energy conversion efficiency at present; commercial modules typically convert 13%–21% of the incident sunlight into electricity.
Thin film held a share of 22.15% in the global market in 2022. The thin film BIPV market is expected to witness sustained growth over the forecast period due to Rapid technological advancements leading to the introduction of advanced products. Thin film BIPVs are readily used in case of considerable weight constraints for the building. In such cases, the building envelope is unable to support the weight of crystalline silicon integration, leading to high demand for thin film integrated installation. Thin film is advantageous as it can be used for curved surfaces owing to its superior flexibility
Other technology segment includes advanced integrated photovoltaic manufacturing technologies such as dye sensitized cells (DSC) and organic photovoltaics (BIOPV). The demand is expected to be driven by the superior energy bandgap of organic photovoltaics. Rapid technological advancements have led to a significant increase in the efficiency of organic PVs, which is anticipated to boost their demand over the forecast period.
Roof installation segment led the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 61.57% in 2022. The roof segment will maintain its lead throughout the forecast period. Photovoltaics integrated with building roofs are known to exhibit efficiency due to improved incidence of light on the roof surface. The segment accounted for the highest market share in 2021 owing to the higher strength and improved aesthetic appeal of integrated roofs and skylights. The demand for building integrated roofs is expected to increase over the forecast period due to the development of superior products.
The market is anticipated to have a steady growth in all segments as the demand for BIPV increases. Superior efficiency of solar walls due to strong incident sunlight is expected to drive the demand for BIPV in walls over the forecast period. Introduction of advanced low-weight solar panels is expected to facilitate the demand for building integrated walls. The development of advanced solutions such as the combination of amorphous silicon transparent glass solar panels with an opaque glazing unit is likely to drive the demand for BIPV in these applications. The use of double- and triple-glazed insulating glass in BIPV walls is also expected to boost the product demand in the forecast period.
BIPV facades experience high demand, primarily in the developed economies that have a well-established electricity distribution system. The demand for integration of photovoltaics with facades is driven by their increasing installation in the commercial sector. Glass integrations are expected to grow on account of high transparency of integrated systems coupled with superior integration of glass and BIPV cells. The development of photovoltaic materials with high absorption is expected to propel the product demand over the forecast period.
Others application segment includes shading and membranes. The demand for such products is high in residential installations due to the development of lightweight materials for use in uneven surfaces. The installations do not generally use crystalline silicon photovoltaic module, as the structure is incapable of supporting heavy weight.
Industrial segment led the market in 2022 and accounted for 40.31% of market share. The demand for building-integrated photovoltaics in industrial applications is expected to be fueled by their growing usage to reduce reliance on non-renewable energy sources. The segment is anticipated to expand in the wake of commercial building in the European region. In addition, companies in developed economies in Europe exhibit an increased tendency toward the use of integrated photovoltaics in a bid to improve the aesthetic appeal of buildings.
The demand for building-integrated photovoltaics in commercial establishments is likely to be fueled by the growing number of retrofit projects using these installations. The high emphasis on the aesthetic appeal of solar energy-harnessing systems, primarily in commercial establishments, is likely to fuel the product demand in this sector.
The demand for building-integrated photovoltaics in residential sector is expected to be driven in the forecast period owing to increasing awareness regarding the use of renewable sources of energy for electricity generation among the consumers. However, high cost of integration of photovoltaics into the building envelope is expected to act as a restraint for the market growth over the forecast period.
Europe dominated the global market in 2022 and accounted for the largest revenue share of over 37.42%.Favorable outlook toward renewable energy coupled with consumer awareness for the same in European countries is likely to drive the market for BIPV over the forecast period. Germany and Italy are increasingly emphasizing the use of solar energy, which is expected to translate into higher adoption of BIPV, thus promoting industry growth in the forecast period.
The demand for building-integrated photovoltaics in the North America region is anticipated to grow on account of the rising adoption of aesthetically appealing solar energy-harnessing systems. In addition, the high disposable incomes of consumers in the region, primarily the U.S. and Canada, and the advances in the production technologies of BIPV solar panels are likely to lead to an increased demand for the product over the next seven years. the demand for the product is anticipated to remain high in economies such as China and Japan owing to the increasing efforts by governments to adopt these solutions. Consumers in the region exhibit a high demand for renewable energy sources in order to reduce the impact of non-renewable energy sources on the environment.
The burgeoning building construction industry in the Central and South America is estimated to drive the market over the forecast period. In addition, the demand for BIPV systems in the region is predicted to increase due to their application in the industrial and commercial sectors. Furthermore, the market in CSA, primarily in Brazil and Argentina, witnesses’ high potential due to the increased installation of solar energy-harnessing systems.
Key Companies Market Share Insights
BIPV manufacturers have been implementing various strategies such as new product developments, partnerships, joint ventures, agreements, and collaborations, among others, to maximize their market penetration and to cater to the changing requirements of the architects and construction contractors. For instance, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group partnered with CSR Group to launch thin film flat SOLARtile, which is used as a roof application in building photovoltaics. First Solar, Inc. announced to invest USD 684 million in a new, fully vertically integrated photovoltaic (PV) thin film solar module manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu, India. Some of the prominent players operating in the global building-integrated photovoltaics market include:
- Hanergy Mobile Energy Holding Group Limited
- AGC Inc.
- The Solaria Corporation
- Heliatek GmbH
- Ertex Solar
- Onyx Solar Group LLC
- NanoPV Solar Inc.
- Polysolar Ltd
Building-integrated Photovoltaics Market Report Scope
Market size value in 2023
Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Moves from the Niche to the Mass Market
The majority of photovoltaic (PV) systems in Germany are roof-mounted using a mounting system to fix the modules. On the other hand, solar PV modules that are fully integrated into the façade or roof offer many advantages to the building owner. Presently a global mass market is developing for photovoltaic building envelopes, allowing cities, in particular, to develop a more sustainable energy consumption.
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have made recommendations as to how European manufacturers can participate more successfully in this market. Key facets are the industrial production of custom-made solar components for buildings as well as the incorporation of these components in the planning tools and processes of building specialists. On March 18-19, 2019, the BIPV Forum is meeting in Bad Staffelstein, directly prior to the PV Symposium held there annually.
About 75 percent of all solar PV systems in Germany are roof-mounted, and 25 percent are installed in open areas. The share of building-integrated solar modules, or BIPV, is still rather small, which is quite astounding. Building-integrated modules not only supply electricity, but also function as noise barrier, insulation and provide protection against wind and weather. Additionally, photovoltaic systems integrated into transparent building areas can provide shade and daylight.
Support for the increased use of solar in the building envelope is provided currently by policy makers. As of 2021, an EU Directive requiring all new buildings to have a nearly zero annual energy balance goes into effect. The German government has set a target to realize a climate-neutral building stock by 2050. Against this backdrop, BIPV could be increasingly implemented by architects and planners, thus promoting large area utilization of PV on buildings with a high user acceptance.
Photovoltaic Building Components: Multiple Advantages for Building Owners
Vertically integrated PV modules make use of the low-lying winter sun particularly well. Depending on the orientation, peak yield for vertical installations does not occur at midday, as for most roof-mounted systems, but rather in the morning or afternoon, This opens up the possibility that a complementary battery system installed to increase self-consumption may be sized smaller. Also, snow cover does not present a yield risk. Not least, aesthetics speak in favor of building-integrated photovoltaics: With photovoltaic modules, it is possible to create partly transparent glazing or translucent elements in different colors.
In particular, cities with a large building stock could benefit greatly from the technology, helping to close the gap between renewable energy use in rural and urban areas. Big buildings are excellently suited for BIPV, since multi-story buildings have large façades among other things. Although building-integrated photovoltaics is more expensive than other types of building envelopes, the additional costs are reduced appreciably if a renovation or new envelope is necessary anyway. A payback time of about ten years for the additional costs is possible in the meanwhile.
Only Ten Percent of the PV-suitable Area on Buildings Is Needed for a Successful Energy Transformation
Although detailed analyses are still necessary, it is already evident that there is more than sufficient building area suitable for photovoltaics. The available area is even higher than previously thought. A doctoral thesis from 2017, carried out at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) and Fraunhofer ISE, found that the building area suitable for PV in Germany is more than five-fold the area required for PV in an energy system based completely on renewables. Up to now, the figures known to experts indicate that the total available roof and façade area correspond to an installed photovoltaic capacity of up to 2000 GW. According to calculations at Fraunhofer ISE, a successful energy transformation in Germany requires between 150 and 300 GW installed PV (depending on the boundary conditions) for a successful energy transformation.
Individual Products, Industrial Manufacturing and a Secure Value Chain on the National Level
A small, established market for building-integrated PV modules already exists. Small and medium-size businesses produce modules that address the specific needs of their customers. At an annual production of 10 to 50 megawatt-peak, however, production is still too small to make a relevant contribution to the mass market. On the other hand, mass-produced standardized BIPV modules could make a larger contribution, and this market is emerging. Already today, increasingly large businesses are meeting the rising demand. Since their production capacity is up to ten times greater, their products cost significantly less.
Researchers at Fraunhofer ISE see a big chance for European companies in custommade BIPV modules that are industrially produced in comparable magnitude. “Building integrated modules manufactured according to the customer’s specifications enable a sustainable value chain, since products of uniform size and standard design often cannot be used by architects,” says Dr. Tilmann Kuhn, Head of the Solar Building Envelopes Group at Fraunhofer ISE. “Due to the close ties with the building process and the individual manufacture based on customer specifications, a migration of production abroad is not a threat for this industry,” adds the Institute Director Dr. Andreas Bett. “Building-integrated photovoltaics not only holds a chance for expanding the capacity of renewable energy in the built environment, but it also opens up a market for European photovoltaic production.”
Fraunhofer ISE has already developed many operational BIPV prototypes with various cell and module formats and different design options. The selection is large: The building envelopes are semi-transparent with visible silicon solar cells or opaque in different colors. Concepts for highly automated production lines for customized modules are also in the drawer, and enable automated production also in small production capacities. The successful manufacture of multiple-pane insulating glazing is one piece of evidence that individual, custom-made building elements can be successfully produced in Germany. Companies with several production lines distributed throughout Germany produce over two million square meters annually. Customer proximity and the individuality of the products strengthen the domestic market.
Incorporating Solar Products into the Building Planning Process
In order to stimulate the mass market, BIPV products must be integrated into all phases of the building process. This includes the planning, construction, operation and maintenance. Planners and architects must be able to use solar building components easily in their daily work, in the best case with just a few clicks. Only in this way can a niche product evolve into a mass market product. Digital planning tools play a key role here. Therefore, building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) shall be prominently available in Building Information Modeling (BIM), a software-based method for the databaseoptimized planning, operation and management of buildings and other structures.
In the SolConPro project and in the SCOPE project, initiated in 2018, Fraunhofer ISE works with partners from the building industry and information technology precisely on this topic. In the future, a planer looking for a façade shall be able to find a solar façade just as easily as a conventional façade or other building component, using BIM tools. Not only could this development breathe new life into the European solar industry but also bring some movement into the stagnating energy transformation.
On March 19, 2019 Dr. Tilmann Kuhn will give a talk on “Innovations and Future Developments in BIPV” at the BIPV Forum in Bad Staffelstein.
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As solar photovoltaic (PV) technology continues to mature, it is being increasingly integrated into building construction. PV technology replaces conventional materials in parts of the building envelope, such as roofs, curtain walls, and Windows. As traditional roof installation costs continue to increase and PV decrease, Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) are gaining popularity.
Architects are now integrating the technology into their designs for aesthetic value while helping building owners save on their cost of electricity with environmentally friendly generation. BIPV helps comply with energy conservation and sustainability requirements and helps achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building certification. UL Solutions has taken an early leadership role in the testing and certification of buildings constructed with BIPV products and can help you maneuver the many complexities encountered with multiple safety certification.
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Top 10 Building Integrated Photovoltaics Manufacturers in the World
With the increasing number of consumers in the solar industry new and better technologies are invented to make solar panels more efficient and effective. BIPV first appeared in the form of solar modules in 1970, on structures basically in remote areas where access to electricity was not possible. With technological advancement, BIPV transformed in appearance and Photovoltaic became a part of its building envelope. Manufacturers both old and new took up the idea of BIPV, and began production and distribution of Building Integrated Photovoltaic solar power solutions on national and international levels. Some building integrated photovoltaics manufacturers gained a notable rank in this field. This blog is dedicated to top BIPV manufacturers.
What is Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV)?
Photovoltaic materials and components used in place of traditional building materials are termed as Building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV). Especially they are used in roofs, skylights, or facades, to provide solar power for the building. These materials are considered ancillary and at times it is a primary electric source and tends to be more advantageous over conventional building materials. Thin crystal and thin film are two basic commercial BIPV module technologies available.
Components involved in BIPV
1) Backup power supplies – diesel generators (optional – typically employed in stand-alone systems)
2) Charge controller – To regulate power input and output from the battery storage bank (in stand-alone systems)
3) Power conversion equipment – inverter to convert the DC output from solar panels to AC power compatible with the utility grid
4) Power storage system – comprised of utility grid in utility-interactive systems and/or, batteries in stand-alone systems
5) PV modules – opaque, thin-film or crystalline, semi-transparent, or transparent
6) Support and mounting hardware, wiring, and safety disconnects
Applications of BIIPV
1) Architectural integration: BIPV has more aesthetic appeal than conventional materials, adding architectural interest to the building.
2) Creation of shade: Different components in buildings are protected from unwanted heat, further providing shaded benefits.
3) Power generation: BIPV generates sufficient power effectively and efficiently for the building. For a rich energy harvest, different projects and technologies work in conjunction with BIPV.
4) Replacing conventional materials: BIPV replaces conventional and traditional building materials like façade cladding, skylight glazing, and roof membranes. This further reduces costs and negative impact on the environment.
Top 10 Building Integrated Photovoltaics Manufacturers in the World
Let us now discover about the top BIPV manufacturers in the world.
Founded in 1999, a leading solar technology company in America and a global provider of eco-efficient solar modules. The company ranks among the top 10 BIPV manufacturers in the world and is considered unique for being the only US-based manufacturer. The manufacturing unit in Ohio, USA, is the largest solar manufacturing unit in the Western Hemisphere. By 2025, the company is said to have an annual capacity of more than 20 gigawatts (GW) with a footprint span in Malaysia, India, Vietnam, and the United States.
Their modules set industry benchmarks for design, reliability, quality, sustainability, and durability. The company has the best environmental profile and uses less water, energy, and semiconductor material, and aims to achieve the Net Zero target by 2050. First Solar completed its RBA Validated Assessment Program audit achieving the highest possible rating of platinum status. The company is also a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA).
Founded in 1982, Hanwha group is the 7th largest business enterprise in South Korea. Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, the company is committed to sustainability through its environmentally friendly solutions. The company provides firm support to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations to achieve a more sustainable and better future for all by 2030.
The company is partnered with Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and World Economic Forum (WEF).
Founded in 1959 with headquarters in Kyoto, Japan, the company is a Japanese multinational and has been a trailblazer in the solar energy industry since early 1970. In 1972, a large-scale integrated circuit company developed multi-layered ceramic packages for which it received the 18th Okochi Memorial Grand Production Prize. Kyocera supplies solar power generation systems on industrial, municipal, and residential scales worldwide. The company is renowned worldwide for the long-term reliability and excellent power output of its solar power harvesting systems. From modules to large-scale and turnkey installations, the company excels in all without any compromise with quality or service.
This is among the building integrated photovoltaics manufacturers founded in 1918. The Panasonic group has its headquarters in Kadoma, Osaka in Japan. The company is aimed towards improving and enhancing society along with stepping forward towards a green and clean world. With an experience of more than 40 years in the solar industry, Panasonic named its initiatives Panasonic Green Impact. By 2050, the company aims to reduce emissions of CO2 by more than 300 million tonnes, which is equivalent to 1% of current global emissions.
Panasonic also aims at achieving net-zero carbon emissions for its all-operating companies by 2030. Next, it develops energy-efficient products and solutions for customers to encourage them to shift from fuel to green energy solutions.
Founded in 1996 with headquarters in Norway, the REC Group is dedicated to empowering consumers with clean and affordable solar power. The company is an international, pioneering solar energy company with a Scandinavian heritage. The most trusted brand across the globe, REC Group is committed to innovation, and high quality, with a low carbon footprint in manufacturing solar materials and solar panels. The company has operational headquarters in Singapore along with regional hubs in Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America.
Up till now, the company has manufactured more than 46 million solar panels and powered more than 20.5 million houses. The overall capacity produced is more than 13.4 gigawatts.
Founded in 1912 in Tokyo, Japan, the company now had its headquarters in Sakai-ku Sakai Osaka Prefecture in Japan. It is a multinational company manufacturing electronic products along with solar power solutions worldwide. Sharp is considered a top company in terms of Solar Modules. Their leadership in c-Si technology is highly efficient but to make it cost-effective the company is shifting its FOCUS to a-Si thin film.
Shipment of a-Si modules has started from its 1 GW capacity plants in Sakai and other than that the company also deals in solar panels.
Solar Frontier K K
Known as Solar Frontier Kabushiki Kaisha is a Japanese company providing development and sales of solar power systems along with operation management and maintenance of the same. Headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Japan is a subsidiary of Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. that strives to create new values while harmonizing with society and the environment. Among the building integrated photovoltaics manufacturers with their unique power solutions, the Idemitsu group contributes to creating a sustainable society in Japan and overseas.
As of May 2021, their power generation capacities are wind power (20 MW), biomass (50 MW), Geothermal (10 MW), Solar plants (215 MW), and LNG thermal plants (940 MW). With an experience of more than 40 years, the company is aimed at transforming the solar cell framework into a next-generation system integrator providing solutions for all areas of the life cycle.
Founded in 1998, the company is a global leader in solar power solutions. Solarcentury developed, constructed, owned, and operated utility-scale solar and Smart technologies. The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Mexico, Kenya, and Spain have some of the largest utility-scale solar projects by Solarcentury with pioneer projects like the first solar bridge in the world at Blackfriars Station, Central London. With a 22-year of experience, the company worked to mainstream solar power and generated about 6 billion kWh of clean and green electricity, which saved more than 1.7 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
In 2020, Statkraft acquired Solarcentury taking it further in its mission. Statkraft is the largest renewable energy generator in Europe. Working for more than a century in this industry, Statkraft is a global provider of renewable solutions. The company has 70 TWh environmentally friendly power generation capacities and 96% renewable energy.
Established in 1985 with headquarters in Silicon Valley, SunPower provides residential and solar storage solutions. The company is an industry leader in solar sustainability and social responsibility and has exclusive access to the highest efficiency solar panels in the world featuring SunPower® Maxeon® cell technology.
The company believes that clean energy and storage solutions should be accessible to everyone, thus it designs all-in-one residential solutions that are backed by personal customer services and the most comprehensive warranty in the industry. SunPower is the only solar company based in the United States working for more than 30 years in this field.
Headquartered in Baoding, Hebel Province in China, the company has many bases in Tianjin, Hengshui, Baoding, and other cities. With 20 years of experience in the industry, Yingli Solar Co. Ltd. is a Smart energy solution provider, integrated with PV technology, intelligent manufacturing, and the development of power plants. The company entered the PV industry in 1998 and within a year undertook the 1st national 3MW/Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cell and Application System Demonstration Project.
Among the building integrated photovoltaics manufacturers, Yingli Solar created the first polysilicon in China in 2003. In 2012, the company became the first in the world to obtain Product Carbon Footprint Certification by TÜV Rhineland. In 2022, the company completed its restructuring and ranked among tier-1 PV module manufacturers of Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The company is on a mission to build a green supply chain on key technologies for the green recovery of decommissioned crystal silicon solar modules.
Top BIPV Manufacturers in the World
After knowing about the top 10 building integrated photovoltaics manufacturers in the world here is a list of some more top BIPV manufacturers in the world.
Founded in 2010, it is an independent product development engineering Service Company. With headquarters in San Jose, California, the company specializes in photovoltaic technologies. D2 Solar helps innovative companies design, test, develop, and manufacture solar products. In this short period, the company uses a pilot production capacity of 2MW.
Omnis Power USA Inc
Founded in 2010, the company is regarded as the most innovative and reliable manufacturer of solar products around the world. With an organized annual capacity of 3 GW Omnis Power provides solar solutions, services, and products for utility, residential, and commercial applications worldwide.
With headquarters in Kaunas, Lithuania, this American-based company has multiple production facilities in Asia along with global sales team in China, Europe, Singapore, and the United States. Company deals in PV modules, systems, and PV batteries. Here is the timeline of milestones.
- 2012- Assembly line in China (500 MW PV Module)
- 2015 – ETL and VDE approved PV modules
- 2016 – Ranked 1st TUV-certified Solar Kits Manufacturer in the world
- 2017 – Launched 1 GW Module Capacity in Vietnam
- 2019 – Foundation of European and Australian warehouse and office
- 2020 – Total capacity reached to 3 GW
- 2021 – Office and warehouse set up in America
Founded in 2000, the company is among the early innovators of next-generation solar panels and PV systems. Solaria also became an early innovator and developer of shingled panels in 2014 and in late 2016 the company introduced PowerXT® Panels. These panels have a high aesthetic appeal but even more power production, about 20% more than conventional panels. With headquarters in Fremont, California, the company doubled its global production capacity with the introduction of PowerXT 370 Watt. In 2020 Solaria released 400-watt PowerXt and then in 2021 launched ultra-high PowerXt with 430 W for residential applications.
Sonali Solar USA
Among the building integrated photovoltaics manufacturers, Sonali Solar was founded in 1965. The company is committed to providing superior product and is a global company serving customers in markets in Asia Pacific, Europe, and United States. With headquarters in New Jersey, the company provides quality and innovation, with improved and efficient solar products and solar power solutions.
Danish Solar Energy Ltd
Founded in 1993, the company is a pioneer in photovoltaic solutions with its headquarters in Zealand, Denmark. Danish Solar Energy received the award for the most beautiful PV system since 2002 at Intersolar 2014. Their HEM PV Solar Modules are produced by a unique and fully automated production line. Their BIPV solutions have aesthetic designs. With more than 20 years of experience in global market Danish Solar Energy has provided more than 1000 solar solutions.
They delivered projects in Middle East, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Asia, Greenland, Scandinavia, South America, Germany, along with East West Africa. The company is an official distributor for other solar components producers like Victron Energy, MorningStar, ABB, Fronius, Hoppecke, and Steca along with several others.
Jiaxing Feiya New Energy Co., Ltd.
This China-based solar power solution provider is a worldwide pioneer in this field. Founded in 2014 with headquarters in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province in China, the Jiaxing Feiya New Energy focuses on product design development along with quality control and inspection. The company is a professional engaged in manufacturing and selling solar panels, BIPVs, solar power systems, inverters, and batteries.
The company provides solar solutions in all cities and provinces of China and exports to other countries like Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.
Jumao Photonic (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2016, Xiamen Jumao New Energy Co., Ltd. is located in Xiamen, the most beautiful harbor city in China. Jumao Photonic (Xiamen) Co., Ltd invested and formed Jumao New Energy and the newly formed subsidiary manufactures solar solution products. The newly formed subsidiary, accompanied by experience and abundant resources from the parent company, provides BIPV, solar panels, along with other solar harvesting products in regions like Korea, China, Spain, Germany, and Japan.
The company is a part of the MetGroup family and was founded in 2007. Among other building integrated photovoltaics manufacturers, this Europe-based Metsolar provides solar solutions for various applications like BIPV, Smart city solutions, solar street lighting, Novel BIPV technologies, and more. The company is also known for its tailor-made solar solutions and has its headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania. With more than 15 years of experience in the field, they are constantly innovating with the latest PV technologies as they work with the assistance of their PV research institute.
Founded in 2007 with an aim to manufacture next-level photovoltaic materials, Polysolar is now a global pioneer in providing solar power solutions. With improved and increased research, the company developed transparent PV glazing materials to integrate the same in a variety of different solutions that include facades, canopies, carports, and other solar applications. The BIPV solutions include forecourt canopies, transport hubs, cladding, and several other applications. Polysolar provides solar solutions for domestic, commercial, and industrial levels.
Founded in 2013 when a Ph.D. student Olga Malinkiewicz at the University of Valencia invented a revolutionary method of coating perovskites on flexible foils to make them work like solar cells. Eventually, the potential behind her invention was noticed and in 2014 Olga teamed up with Artur Kupczunas and Piotr Krych, and together they laid the foundation of Saule Technologies. The company provides solutions for IoT (internet-of-things) that are solar Smart devices with internet connectivity along with E-mobility, BAPV, and BIPV.
This Argentina-based solar power solution manufacturer develops, optimizes, and distributes Solar Sheets, their BIPV product. HD Fotovoltaica is the first manufacturer to develop solar efficient-sheet metal in the market. Their BIPV product is robust, unique, lightweight, and simple to install. The company offers solar solutions for Agrovoltaic (Cattle raising, Silos, and Stockpiler), roof sheets (electric car chargers, sheds or houses, service stations, parking lots, and big shopping malls), and Wall/facade (residential, business, companies, public and private buildings, clinics, and hospitals).
S-Energy Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2001, the company is engaged in manufacturing solar panel modules like standard modules, specialized modules used in EPC, and BIPV modules-Energy Co. also provides project financing and project development along with PV systems on lease. With headquarters in Seongnam, Gyeonggi in South Korea, other services provided by them are installation, inspection, and maintenance of solar power systems. All these score them the position in top building integrated photovoltaics manufacturers.
Shandong Macrolink Technology
Founded in 1990, the company is a subsidiary of Macrolink group and has its headquarters in Liaocheng, Shandong province in China. They specialize in the production and application of solar power solutions, products, and construction glasses. Shandong Macrolink Technology has a total of 12 BIPV thin-film solar curtain wall production lines with a maximum capacity of 600 MW. The company is among the top 500 Chinese enterprises that specialize in BIPV and crystalline silicon PV modules. Another subsidiary of the group is Macrolink Intelligent Photovoltaic, a premium provider of several solar power products and services.
Founded in 2009 when engineers of the BOD group along with scientific partners started researching ways to improve the efficiency of solar cells. This led to the establishment of the company Soli Tek Cells along with a factory in Lithuania, Vilnius in 2013. Very soon the company became the leading provider of solar power solutions in the Scandinavian region. The company manufactures bifacial glass-glass solar panels (framed and frameless), integrated solar panels, glass foil solar panels (framed), and carports.
In 2021, a joint venture agreement was signed between IMECAR Elektronik (Turkey), Avesta Battery Energy Engineering (ABEE) (Belgium), along with SoliTek (Lithuania) which will be operational in summer 2023. Company exports solar solutions to Finland, Germany, Norway, and Sweden along with other regions.
SpolarPV Technology Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2010, the company specializes in designing, manufacturing, and marketing solar cells, solar power systems, and solar modules. With headquarters in Jiangsu Province, Nanjing in China, SpolarPV Technology Co., Ltd has an annual production capacity of 800 MW. The company was the first to produce BIPV modules in China along with other innovations like 158.75 polycrystalline and monocrystalline panel modules, 166 mm cell solar modules, bifacial dual glass modules, and 182 mm cell modules along with other products.
The company established a European market distribution center and a global technological center in Switzerland along with multiple branches and offices in Sweden, Netherlands, Brazil, Afghanistan, Germany, Poland, Spain, and other locations.
Further, it is the table about some more building integrated photovoltaics manufacturers around the world.
Power Plants (Rooftop Ground Mounted),
Custom panel), BIPV (Monocrystalline Polycrystalline laminated glass,
Amorphous silicon hollow glass), Solar Light (street, garden, insect-killing),
So, these were some of the top building integrated photovoltaics manufacturers in the world. Though China has the most manufacturers, other countries are not too far from catching up to the pace. Top BIPV manufacturers in the world aim at improving their present technologies and with better innovation they seem to achieve net zero in this decade. So, are you planning to get BIPV for your house or office? Try out some of the above-mentioned manufacturers in your region.
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