The Market

Building Integrated Photovoltaics

A building integrated photovoltaic system consists of integrating photovoltaics modules into the building envelope, such as the roof or the façade. By simultaneously serving as building envelope material and power generator, BIPV systems can provide savings in materials and electricity costs, reduce use of fossil fuels and emission of ozone depleting gases, and add architectural interest to the building.

These advantages make BIPV one of the fastest growing segments of the photovoltaic industry.

The total BIPV systems market is forecasted to grow from about $3 billion in 2015 to over $9 billion in 2019, and surge to $26 billion by 2022, according to a n-tech Research report published on July 2015. Europe will account for about 40% of the total market.

BIPV market worldwide by application type in billion USD

  • Glass
  • Rooftop
  • Other

Global BIPV glass market forecast by type of building in billion USD

  • Zero-energy buildings
  • Prestige buildings
  • Commercial and government buildings
  • Residential buildings

The market potential for our innovative technology is huge. Glass to Power’s technology will make it possible to achieve the target of zero-energy buildings, as required by the European Directive 31/2010/EU that will come into force all around Europe by 2020. Such regulations will also be discussed in the USA and China and Glass to Power’s technology is at the moment the only one able to respond to this important and ambitious challenge. The industrial and academic network of Glass to Power will guarantee a swift access to the best technologies and markets available, developing a highly innovative product for the european and global market.