Electricalmarketing 620 Powerplasticslr2001 150x150
Electricalmarketing 620 Powerplasticslr2001 150x150
Electricalmarketing 620 Powerplasticslr2001 150x150
Electricalmarketing 620 Powerplasticslr2001 150x150
Electricalmarketing 620 Powerplasticslr2001 150x150

Konarka working with ThyssenKrupp to integrate PV into building materials

Sept. 9, 2011
Some PV industry observers believe the next frontier in solar will be building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), where PV cells ar integrated into roofing, walls and other building materials. Konarka Technologies Inc., Lowell, Mass., the developer of ...
Some PV industry observers believe the next frontier in solar will be building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), where PV cells ar integrated into roofing, walls and other building materials.

Konarka Technologies Inc., Lowell, Mass., the developer of Konarka Power Plastic, a lightweight, flexible material that converts light to electricity, recently announced the company is working with the Color/Construction Unit of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, a supplier of steel construction elements in Germany, to develop steel roof and other construction elements for building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). The joint solar solution will be based on Konarka's Power Plastic which replaces conventional building materials in roofs, skylights and facades. Details