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.
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.
Uruguay was the first South America country who legislate the bi-directionally exchange of energy with the public grid under Net Metering system.
DECREE 02/012 Investments in solar equipment qualify as clear energy production indicator (P+L), which can be promoted by law 16.906 (established significant tax benefits).
Also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, 195 countries aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. That issue represents the turning point in the development of clean energy for urban areas.
significant tax benefits).
MIEM resolution of 12.05.2017 regulates the conditions for bi-directional energy exchange in cases included in decree 173/010.
The annual injection of electricity to the UTE grid must be less than or equal to the annual consumption taken from said network, which enhances the use of BIPV for the development of self-comsumption projects in urban areas.
International researchers predict the total building-integrated solar photovoltaic (BIPV) market will grow from about $3 billion in 2015 to over $9 billion in 2019, and surge to $26 billion by 2022, as more truly "integrated" BIPV products emerge that are monolithically integrated and multifunctional. Replacing existing construction materials with opaque or transparent photovoltaics represents the future of construction for urban areas.
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