Building-integrated solar has been on the cusp of adoption for over a decade. Boosters envision every roof built with solar glass, houses studded with solar-producing windows and skyscrapers wrapped in material that turns sunlight into electricity.
The road to commercialization, however, is already littered with failed companies.
Now that solar is relatively cheap, a slate of new companies is trying to make the BIPV sector rise again. There are still numerous barriers, however, like bridging the gulf between the building and solar industries and improving aesthetics enough to encourage BIPV’s mainstream success.
Over the next decade, the company’s taking a gamble will be challenged to prove that BIPV is a legitimate technology, rather than a futuristic novelty.
Source: Greentech Media