By Nick Gilbert
Research and Markets has included a new report titled ‘Building Integrated Photovoltaics Roofing Markets - 2012’ to its database.
Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) is an economic boost to both the building products industry and the photovoltaic industry. BIPV is a new product line for the building products industry, enabling construction companies to include marketable aspects to all types of buildings. For photovoltaic companies, BIPV offers a product strategy to complement their products.
Since this is applicable for all BIPV products, focus is shifting towards BIPV roofing from rooftop photovoltaic panels. Considering all these facts, NanoMarkets has released this report to detect and quantify the market potential for BIPV roofing.
The comprehensive report analyzes a BIPV roofing roadmap wherein revenues are created initially through simple overlay products, followed by traditional flexible and rigid BIPV roofing products, and last of all from completely integrated products. It also covers the potential ways of improving the performance of BIPV roofing, with special focus given on lifespan prerequisites and materials used for absorber layers and substrates.
NanoMarkets’ new report also provides a comprehensive forecast data pertaining to the BIPV roofing market by means of area covered, wattage and revenues generated. The market is segmented in terms of key materials utilized, type of BIPV roofing, and type of buildings. The report includes geographic segments of the BIPV roofing market that will produce the most revenues and breakout by new construction and retrofit. It also discusses strategies being adopted by major companies currently providing BIPV roofing products.