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Solar Facades Webinar: BIPV and Pressure-Equalized Rainscreens



The world is increasingly embracing renewable energy sources to combat climate change and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Among these alternatives, solar power stands out as one of the most abundant and environmentally friendly options. With the advancement of technology, solar energy can now be seamlessly integrated into building structures, thanks to innovations like Solstex by Elemex Building-Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Panels.


Solstex BIPV Panels are cutting-edge solar panels that are designed to blend seamlessly into building exteriors. Unlike traditional solar panels, which are typically mounted on rooftops or installed as separate structures, BIPV panels are integrated directly into the building envelope. They replace conventional building materials, such as glass, cladding, or roofing materials, while simultaneously generating clean and sustainable energy.


Interested in learning more? Register for the free webinar on September 27th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm CST or contact your local rep for more information.


RAiNA Hosted Member Webinar: Solar Facades: Understanding Building Integrated Photovoltaics and Pressure-Equalized Rainscreens - presented by Mallory Dow, Elemex


This presentation will offer a basic overview of rainscreen technologies being used to incorporate BIPV into even the most discriminating design demands. We will discuss the important role onsite power generation can play in creating positive environmental impacts, contributing to LEED certification goals, and positively impacting costs associated with energy use. We will look at the components required to successfully install and operate a BIPV system, as well as some of the design considerations architects should pay attention to in order to maximize solar capture and system performance. Also, this content will address how BIPV facades can meet or beat applicable standards and building codes. Finally, this presentation will discuss the advantages of solar facades that are specified with a pressure-equalized rainscreen solution, and how this option provides a more durable and sustainable system.


Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the benefits of photovoltaic facades to the environment and demonstrate how BIPV facade systems can contribute to LEED certification goals for architects and owners.

  2. List the components and possible attachment methods available for a successful design and installation of a BIPV facade system.

  3. Discuss the applicable standards and codes associated with modern BIPV facade systems.

  4. Explain the advantages of specifying pressure-equalized rainscreen technologies into BIPV facade system designs.


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