Solaria Corporation continues to make progress in developing the building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) market, signing a deal with Linel, a fabricator of customized architectural glass and metal products, for architects to access Linel, powered-by-Solaria.
For decades, Linel has taken projects from design to installation as a full life-cycle subcontractor whose materials and suppliers are directly influenced by the needs of project architects. Linel now offers BIPV sloped glazing systems to answer a growing demand for architectural solar solutions from building developers and designers producing leading edge plans for new projects.
“We’re always looking for new ways to add value to our sloped glazing projects, and Solaria’s PowerView™ BIPV is a product that offers impressive solar performance without compromising aesthetic quality,” said Brian Murphy, Product Design Engineer, Linel. “The economic benefit is clear, the contribution toward sustainability is real, and the design is flexible. We believe the industry is poised to embrace BIPV sloped glazing in a major way, and this partnership has Linel and Solaria ready to provide an industry-leading system.”
By offering architectural solar solutions powered-by-Solaria, Linel can address the architectural community’s increasing demand for solar skylights, atriums, clerestories, sunshades, patios and canopies. Now, in addition to typical rooftop photovoltaic systems and louver photovoltaic systems, Linel will capitalize on the opportunity to establish the company as a recognized market leader as architectural solar grows to significant volume.
“Solaria has been cultivating the architectural solar market as its momentum grows into true industry-wide adoption. After establishing a number of significant partnerships in the vertical façade of medium to large projects, Solaria is proud of this strategic expansion into sloped glazing applications,” said Udi Paret, GM Building Solutions, Solaria Corporation. “Solaria is excited to be the premier provider of architectural solar solutions to Linel and differentiate them as a leading providing of solar skylights and solar sloped glazing solutions.”
— Solar Builder magazine