Canadian Solar BIPV modules use double low iron tempered glass with solar cells laminated in between, making them ideal for roofs, skylights and/or facades. The modules use double low iron tempered glass with solar cells laminated in between, this means that the fundamental ideal of building material to generate electrical power is now a reality. With a 55W-115W/m2 output depending on cell spacing; the cells are made up of crystalline (mono or poly 125mm/ 156mm).
Achieving the balance between aesthetics and functionality or durability can pose problems in BIPV applications. Many applications face not only the problem of looking good, but also whether they will be durable in all weather situations.
As with many other new BIPV products, Canadian Solar's modules come with open, frameless edges for architectural elegance and simplicity. These modules come with a guarantee of 10 years for 90% power and 25 years for 80% power, reducing the concern surrounding durability.
The BIPV modules are ideal for roofs, skylights and/or facades.