Lightweight composite BIPV

Contact Person: Maider Machado


The Lightweight composite BIPV is a monolithic, lightweight, colored composite BIPV module based on fiber reinforced composite materials and crystalline silicon.​ The composite technology in combination with the Click&Go substructure provides one of the lightest self-supporting BIPV technology in the market, with a weight as low as 5 [kg/m2]for 3 [mm]thickness without requiring of additional substrates providing the demanded mechanical resistance.


TECNALIA Research & Innovation is a private, independent, non-profit research center of international excellence. TECNALIA is the leading private and independent research and technology organization in Spain and one of the largest in Europe. The Solar Energy Group, belonging to the Energy and Environment Division of TECNALIA Division is focused on renewable energy sources (wind, solar, marine, bioenergy), smart grids, energy storage, energy efficiency in buildings, materials for energy and environment, sustainable mobility, electric vehicle and power electronics. TECNALIA activities in solar energy cover two main fields: solar photovoltaics and concentrated solar power (CSP). The group involves 20 researchers and the support and collaboration from other TECNALIA groups. The Solar Group has an experience of 15 years in developing research projects and technology transfer at national and international levels. TECNALIA is involved in the technology development of photovoltaic modules for building integration based on lightweight composite materials, simulations of active skin technologies at element level and indoor testing of these technologies.

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