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Forbes: BIPV among five technologies set to change the decade

Post Time:Jan 08,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:138

In the coming decade, we will see some amazing new technologies that will affect our lives to such an extent that we will wonder how we ever lived without them.

It's easy to tap into solar power if your construction materials--from roofing to siding to exterior facades--have built-in solar cells to create cost-efficient, aesthetically pleasing self-powered buildings. Building-integrated photovoltaics, or BIPV, is poised to change the face of construction, energy and urban planning in the coming decade.

The U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that BIPV technology could potentially generate 50 percentof the electrical needs of the U.S. and other developed countries, and the DOE's Solar America Initiative has set the goal of making solar cost-competitive with grid electricity by 2015, when BIPV is projected to generate $8 billion in total sales, according to a Jan. 7 Forbes.com article.

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