In order to develop building solutions that involve the construction and energy industries, BSU Solar gathered a staff of architects and engineers with skills in different areas and complementary to each other.
In this way we could join the necessary "know-how" to form a company focused in developing BIPV solutions.
Barcelona - Spain
Jardines de Carrasco
Canary wharf bus shelter
Monte VI College - Uruguay
Cambridge Cycle Park
eFlex light-bearing roof
Parque Miramar - Uruguay (BRE Centre) Watford
Mercado Figueres Civic Architecture
Bounemouth University Transport Hub
BSU Solar steering team is composed by architects and engineers with over 25 years of development of professional activity in architecture, construction and management in leading energy companies.
Based on our experience and market knowledge, and taking into account that Uruguay is the first country in South America who legislate the bi-directionally exchange of energy with the public grid under a net balance system (Net Metering), we identified the opportunity to deploy a company specialized in applying the BIPV technology in the country.
The use of photovoltaic glasses and flexible solar modules allows building facades, roofs, curtain walls, ventilated facades, skylights, balconies and any other building components, which surfaces are exposed to sunlight, to generate electrical energy from photovoltaic power (PV), further improving the thermal, acoustic and lighting functions of the building inside.
BIPV: BUILDING INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAICS
BSU Solar was appointed exclusive distributor for Uruguay of Polysolar Ltd. (UK) in order to develop the BIPV culture in the local market.
Polysolar Ltd. was established in 2007 after being awarded, in Cambridge (UK), as a leader company in the photovoltaic technology development. Currently it produces and sells truly transparent thin-film glass (ranges from 10% to 50%).
Flisom was founded in 2005 as a spin-off of the Laboratory of Solid State Physics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich.
It produces solar panels based on the CIGS (Copper-Indium-Gallinium-Selenide) thin film technology.
Since 2019 they are developing a distribution network for their ligthweight, flexible and ultra-thin solar modules that can be directly applied on low-load bearing roofs and facades. BSU Solar is enable to develop projects in Uruguay.
The integration of renewable energy systems into architectural design is a topical and prevalent theme that
presents opportunities for innovative approaches to urban design and engineering, while meeting current and
future building and energy efficiency requirements.