Building Integrated Solar Power Initiative

XsunX is embarking on a development initiative to increase the opportunity for the integrated use of the company’s patented solar electric glass technology in modern building design and construction.

Santa Monica, California – October 17, 2003 [] The company said their initiative is driven by the growing worldwide interest in the building integration of renewable energy systems, where the system elements actually become an integral part of the building, often serving as the exterior weathering skin. When using photovoltaics (PV) the process is known as Building Integrated PV or “BIPV.” A growing number of architects have come to understand that it is no longer the goal of good design to simply create a building that is aesthetically pleasing. They realize that buildings must become environmentally responsive as well. Many architects have responded by specifying increased levels of thermal insulation, higher-efficiency lighting, thermally efficient glazings and high efficiency ventilation systems. Today, with greater frequency, government mandates are spurring the increased use of alternative and renewable energy systems as part of building design. The growing awareness at the architectural design level coupled with government regulation has created a necessity for the development of esthetically appealing alternative energy systems. XsunX believes that one of the more promising renewable energy technologies for building integration may be its solar electric glass. XsunX glazing is a means of producing electricity on site, directly from the sun, without concern for energy supply or environmental harm, in the form of the building’s vision glass. With XsunX solar electric glass as an integral part of the vision glass, these surfaces can be used to create electricity. This electricity in turn can flow through power conversion equipment and into the building’s electrical distribution system, thereby feeding electricity to the building’s electrical loads. In essence, the skin of the building produces electricity for the building.
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