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The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) and Building Technologies Office (BTO) have jointly issued a request for information (RFI) to gather input on technical and commercial challenges and opportunities for building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems.
While roof-mounted solar systems on buildings are more common, BIPV systems offer other ways to site solar technologies on buildings, like directly integrating solar modules into the roof or the building’s facade. Integrating solar generation directly into building components could improve material and supply chain efficiencies and reduce system costs.
BIPV products have been available for over a decade but adoption has been slower than predicted. The goal of this RFI is to identify and quantify barriers to BIPV deployment and inform future strategy program development in this area.
SETO and BTO are seeking feedback from industry, research laboratories, academia, government agencies, and other stakeholders related to BIPV technologies and markets.
Download the full RFI to see the list of questions.
The deadline to submit your response to this RFI is April 1, 2022, at 5 p.m. ET.
You must email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment. Responses must be no more than 5 pages in length with 12 point font and 1 inch margins. Attachments larger than 25MB should be compressed, or zipped, to ensure message delivery. Only electronic responses will be accepted.
Please identify your answers by responding to a specific question or topic if applicable. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish.
Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the start of their response:
- Company / institution name;
- Company / institution contact;
- Contact's address, phone number, and e-mail address.
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