What is BIPV?
Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) utilizes the energy-generating capabilities of photovoltaics (PV) and combines it with the external structure of buildings, such as roofs, awnings, or facades.
For homeowners, this means you can create a seamless experience between what your roof looks like and what it does. With BIPV, you can have a roof that looks great and makes energy for your home.
So, why choose BIPV?
With BIPV technology, you can say goodbye to bolting on panels onto the existing roof spaces in your home. The literal cherry on top of your home can be a functional and beautiful feature.
Maximize Roof Space
With BIPV, you can design the PV-active sections for bending and contouring with the shape of your roof. Allowing you to make the most of your roof spaces that have high solar irradiance
Avoid having panels and racking equipment bolted onto your roof where it may stand out. Instead, integrate PV into the structure of your roof.
Combine two projects into one
Can’t decide whether to reroof or go solar now? With BIPV, you can do both and a unique and functional roof.
BIPV vs. Traditional solar
Tesla Solar Roof+
Seamless and visually identical energized and non-energized tiles
Yes, flat roof and roof pitches greater than 45 deg.
Replaces roofing structure and attaches to roof decking.
Metallic Black energized and non-energized tiles
Attached to surface of roof, may be different color than roof surface
Yes, not enough solar access or structural integrity issues
Rail or rail-less attachments to roof rafters
Black panel and black framing or blue panel and silver framing
Choosing your solar adventure
Whether you choose a premium solar option like Tesla Solar Roof or the traditional route with panels, you will still end up with a beautiful product that saves you money and generates clean energy. NWES will work with you to assess each option to see how they best fit your goals, budget, and needs for going solar.
Be amongst the first homeowners in Washington with a Tesla Solar Roof, or join the thousands with solar panels. Enquire today to start your solar journey!