Product Briefing Outline: System Photonics has introduced a commercial-scale BIPV 'ROOF' collection system that is designed for ventilated façades. The product line uses ceramic materials combined with next-generation crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells to allow for flexibility in design without compromising functionality. These BIPV modules also take advantage of DuPont PV5300 Series encapsulant sheets made of clear, tough ionomer.
Problem: Achieving the balance between aesthetics and functionality or durability can pose problems in BIPV applications.
Solution: System Photonics designed its ROOF Collection tiles with open, frameless edges for architectural elegance and simplicity. Compared with other encapsulants, the stiffer DuPont PV5300 ionomer sheet makes modules more impact-resistant and durable in weather-exposed open edges. Tiles come in various colours and their passive elements are made in the same size and with the same ceramic material as the crystalline silicon module.
Applications: BIPV façades
Platform: The system uses a thin 3mm ceramic backsheet and an interlayer five times harder and 100 times more resistant than those normally used (EVA, PVB).
Availability: Currently available.