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Economic Efficiency

Building-integrated photovoltaics is often used in creative and prestigious buildings. The photovoltaic building elements are used in place of other high-grade materials such as stone or marble. With almost the same investment costs, there is much in favour of using photovoltaics as a building element:
  • Efficient, space-saving power generation using the building envelope
  • Visible, aesthetically appealing contribution to the energy turnaround
  • Identifies the project participants as innovative companies
  • Architecture integrates ecofriendly power generation

Figure 1: SOL4 office building, Mödling

Source: Thomas Kirschner

Last page update: 25.01.2011