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BIPV-Insight: Building-integrated photovoltaics
Supporting the market for building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)
Software platform for predicting, visualising and sharing BIPV benefits
Optimising the use of BIPV in building design and construction
As more photovoltaic (PV) developers, engineers, building
developers and property owners recognise the huge potential for energy savings offered
by innovative new building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), interest is growing fast.
However, current modelling tools struggle to calculate the
performance of a BIPV system; understand its impact on a building’s energy performance;
ensure regulatory compliance of innovative BIPV products; and collaborate with partners.
EnerBIM has developed BIPV-Insight, a building information
modelling (BIM) platform that overcomes these challenges, and encourages greater use of BIPV
in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
Simulation and collaboration platform to empower BIPV stakeholders
BIPV-Insight from EnerBIM is an integrated software platform that provides easy visualisation
of BIPV benefits at a building level. Its 3D modelling and instant simulations of solar power
help predict the performance of BIPV and Building Applied Photovoltaics (BAPV) products, their
overall impact on a building’s energy performance and comfort, and likely return on investment.
BIPV-Insight is available on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) basis. Standard services, including
solar PV simulation are available free, while premium services will attract a fee. All
subscribers gain an online collaborative space in which they can share projects, find solutions
and partners, and showcase their references with potential partners in real time.
The BIPV-Insight software platform supports market participants across
the BIPV value chain with the following features:
Simulations that model the building-related aspects of PV design and installation
for better understanding of the impact of BIPV
A library of standardised BIPV products, their properties and preferred use-cases for quick and easy reference
Regulatory checks to ensure proposed BIPV projects meet relevant energy-related legislation
An online collaboration space with a real-time 3D viewer for sharing projects, discovering partners and finding products and solutions
An easily deployed SaaS platform connected to CAD networks that is available on a two-tier, ‘freemium’ pricing model
Enhanced market structure and support across entire BIPV value chain
For architects and product designers, BIPV-Insight helps match
solutions to projects, saving time and money at the design and development stage, and empowering
users to become leaders in sustainable design.
For building owners and property developers, BIPV-Insight’s
decision support provides assurance that the most appropriate BIPV products are installed
and will deliver predicted energy and cost savings. In addition, BIPV-Insight gives the
entire industry ready access to product catalogues, references and showcases, as well as
an instant online sales and marketing channel.
Current customers include Spain’s Comsa-Emte Group (TMF), one of the country’s largest
companies in the infrastructure, service, engineering and systems sector, as well as
Dutch architects and urban planners, Bear Holding BV.
Download the product leaflet here.