Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)
Solterra’s ability to develop solar cells can be transformed into other form factors and shapes. Possible applications include films and glass incorporating quantum dots and metal oxide nanoparticles that have properties to absorb light energy for shade, heat dissipation and energy generation resulting in comfortable environment, less energy usage, lower long-term costs and carbon footprint benefits. BIPV applications include Building Integrated PV, chromatic ultraviolet (UV) or IR glass and films for windows, walls, roof tiles and sensors. IR solar BIPV windows would let in all the visible light but would absorb part of the 43% of sunlight which is Infrared light while reducing the building’s thermal footprint and cooling needs. UV solar BIPV would convert harmful UV rays to electricity but let visible light through.