Potential of building-integrated photovoltaic applications

Hongxing Yang, Yutong Li

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The application of building-integrated photovoltaic technology has developod very rapidly in recent years. This paper presents a review of the development of the BIPV applications in major countries around the world. It is found that demonstration projects can help the promotion of the technology at the beginning of any BIPV programmes, but the government energy policy and incentive strategies play a critical role for its sustainable development. Based on our experience of BIPV research and consultancy projects completed in Hong Kong, the past, current and future application of this technology is summarized. The future potential of BIPV contribution can be a substantial part of the demand.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-261
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Low Carbon Technologies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2007


  • Building-integrated photovoltaic
  • Energy policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture


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