BIPV materials are designed to replace conventional construction materials within the outer envelope of a building including roof, skylights, glazing, exterior surfaces and façades.In addition to producing electricity, BIPV installations add structural value and can enhance a building's aesthetic quality and design.
The project in Mississauga uses 30 custom made frameless glass-on-glass PV modules installed and used as a street level canopy along the south façade of the building. Also, there are 7 glass-on-glass modules incorporated into the curtain wall tower on top of the building structure. This installation enables the building owner to achieve LEED Gold status on this project as defined by LEED Core & Shell 2009.
"The BIPV market is expected to undergo a significant growth period as more architects incorporate energy production and aesthetics into their building designs” said Les Lyster, President & CEO of Eclipsall. "It is a natural extension of our solar business to develop custom building-integrated solar products to meet this new and exciting demand within green building design.”
Eclipsall Energy Group is a leading Canadian manufacturer of high-performance PV modules as well as Building-Integrated PV (BIPV). Eclipsall Energy offers full BIPV custom solutions including engineering, design-assist, manufacturing, and installation of BIPV projects. The Eclipsall Energy Group also has an EPC division, Eclipsall Solar, as well as a project development and financing division, Eclipsall Development. Eclipsall Energy operates in a 165,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Toronto, Canada. All of Eclipsall's PV modules are UL certified.