FAR Systems S.p.A.

Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)



Building integrated photovoltaics have to satisfy two principal needs: the production of renewable energy and the fulfilment of an architectural function. In brief, they have to serve the needs of man and those of the environment in which he lives. Architectural creativity and design must be expressed in harmony with functionality, ecology and aesthetics. Personal and public safety has to be guaranteed through compliance with standards and laws.

  • Flexibility and personalisation are therefore essential if architects and designers are to be free to express their ideas in terms of form, colour and light.
  • Thanks to modern technology, we are better able to make efficient use the sun’s inexhaustible energy today than ever before. Photovoltaic cells generate electricity directly from solar radiation. Photovoltaic systems are extremely versatile and modular in design, and are therefore easy to integrate in buildings and other elements of urban architecture.
  • Photovoltaic technology is completely compatible with the environment. On a global level, photovoltaics are destined to make a major contribution to future energy systems and will help reduce our consumption of finite natural resources. Thinking locally, electricity can be generated from solar energy almost anywhere in the world (and especially at the latitude of Italy). Solar energy can therefore make a major contribution to environmental sustainability in the urban environment. Photovoltaic technology in particular is extremely reliable and generates electricity without any polluting emissions (CO2, NOx and SOx).

Photovoltaic technology:

  • generates electricity energy without polluting emissions;
  • saves fossil fuel;
  • features silent operation;
  • helps reduce the greenhouse effect.

FAR Systems S.p.A. designs and makes-to-measure integrated and semi-integrated photovoltaic applications using the latest technology available:

  • Thin film (CIS, CIGS and Amorphous)
  • Monocrystalline silicon
  • Polycrystalline silicon
  • Photovoltaic structural glass

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