Russian government approved the bill 161 that would require the regional authorities and municipalities to roll out programs aimed at improving building’s energy efficiency. The bill outlines a number of policies that would accelerate the transition to energy saving measures including deployment of renewables. The new legislation comes just several days after the Ministry of Housing and Building certified first BIPV (building integrated photovoltaic) systems. The installation features heterojunction bifacial solar module framed in a cassette designed to be mounted on building facades.
Each unit available at standard dimensions 2004 х 1048 mm yields up to 395 W and can be mounted on a 150 m tall building. Front glass of BIPV modules has a wide range of colors and can be adjusted to any architectural design. Operating temperature ranges from -40 to +85 C°. The modules come with a 30-year PV module performance warranty and a 50 year BIPV solution warranty.
Utilizing BIPV in construction allows not only to significantly decrease electricity costs but also to certify the building under international LEED, BREEM, GREEN ZOOM standards.
Buildings alone account for 36% of global final energy consumption and nearly 40% of total direct and indirect CO2 emissions.
A leading European solar cell and module manufacturer Hevel Group unveils its plans to extend production capacity of BIPV modules in Russia and to apply for certification in other countries.