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BIPV Building Integrated Photovoltaics 2017-05-24T10:27:22+00:00

BIPV

BUILDING INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAICS.

Building integrated solar panels are building materials which complement the building’s aesthetics whilst also generating sustainable energy.

For architects and constructors we design and manufacture custom solar panels that are meant to be integrated within a structure or building as a component rather than an addition or afterthought. By providing a myriad of customization options Kameleon Solar’s solar panels can be manufactured in the size, thickness, shape, and even the color that compliments or matches a building’s design. This way existing building materials, such as façade elements, can be substituted for one that generates electricity without sacrificing structural support, lifespan, or aesthetic value.

Kameleon Solar can assist you during the design phase for newbuild projects and during the planning phase for retrofit and renovation.

PROCESS

PROCESS

HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO.

When it comes to integration, it is always best to involve us in your process as soon as possible. This way you keep as many customization options open as possible whilst maximizing your energy potential.

Idea

Your concept: Everything starts with your ideas. Different projects aim for different goals and often have unique requirements. Once we fully understand your concept then we can help you figure out how to accomplish it.

Contact

Meet: We’ll quickly reach the phase where we’ve grasped your concept and prepared some ideas. Before you start finalizing anything it’s always best we meet up so we can show you our designs and materials and also mesh out some details which will save the project time, costs, later maintenance, and also maximize the panels’ generation.

 

Meeting up before you finalize always results in: 

  • Reduced costs
  • Reduced project time
  • Higher electrical yield
  • Better integration
  • Prepared installation plan
  • Prepared maintenance plan
Concept

Concept: During the concept stage we prepare the initial module design based on our meeting. We will provide you with a sketch of the module(s), the expected electrical properties, and physical properties. If these documents meet your expectations, then we are well on our way!

Review

Review: From here on out it’s mostly fine-tuning. You can review the materials we have prepared for you, suggest changes, and then we can finalize the concepts.

Finalize

Finalize: The finalization stage is all about checking and double checking that we’re all on the same page. This results in a final design which, after your approval, will be used to manufacture the custom solar panels for your project.

Production

Production: Production starts when both are fully on board with the design and implementation of the modules. At this point we will keep you up to date on our progress and the measured specifications of your uniquely designed solar panel.

Newbuild

NEWBUILD

EVERY SURFACE IS AN OPPORTUNITY.

Newbuild projects offer the greatest opportunities for tailor-made solar panels. In essence, the solar panel becomes a building material that is integrated in its surroundings and can offer its own benefits besides the generation of sustainable energy.

Qualities

  • Colored and transparent elements

  • Long lifespan

  • High-strength glass

  • Any size, thickness, or shape

  • Standard mounting options for glass

Applications

  • Balconies and shading

  • Façade panels

  • Curtain walls

  • Rooflights and skylights

  • Greenhouses

For newbuild projects it is usually best to involve us during the design phase. This keeps more customization options open to you and most often results in a higher yield.

Retrofit
Customization options

RETROFIT

USING THE SPACE YOU HAVE.

A retrofit or renovation project is often more beautiful and cheaper to accomplish with custom-made solar panels.

We can design the solar panel to fit into the surrounding environment, thereby avoiding unnecessary structural adaptations and deformations.

Qualities

  • Colored and transparent elements

  • Any size, thickness, or shape

  • Flexible mounting options

  • Adjustable junction box placement

  • High lifespan

Applications

  • Prefab roof elements

  • Balconies and shading

  • Façade panels

  • Bus shelters and bicycle parks

  • Greenhouses

For retrofit projects it is usually best to involve us during the planning phase. This gives you the flexibility of considering different types of solutions and will likely increase the structure’s energy generation.

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Customization options

Contact.

LET’S TALK.

Whether you have technical questions, a concrete project, or even if you’re just curious about us, use the contact form below an we’ll get in touch with you shortly.

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