Building-integrated PVs projected to be multi-billion dollar industry by 2015

If forecasters are correct, building-integrated photovoltaics will become much more common in the construction industry over the next couple of years.

July 31, 2013

If forecasters are correct, building-integrated photovoltaics will become much more common in the construction industry over the next couple of years. The market for solar laid onto buildings and into building materials is expected to grow to $7.5 billion by 2015 from about $2.1 billion last year, according to Accenture Plc, citing research from NanoMarkets.

About $1.5 billion is expected to be generated from solar tiles and shingles. One caveat: Integrated solar products are still at least 10 percent more expensive than traditional solar photovoltaic panels, said Alan South, chief innovation officer at Solar Century.

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