Relevant Publications

Below is an up to date list of publications that are are directly applicable to the architectural solar market.

Building Integrated Photovoltaics:

Product overview for solar building skins

SUPSI – Swiss BIPV Competence Centre

Status Report 2017

In most European countries the new regulations on energy performance in buildings,

derived from the EPDB 2010, have been defined and the time for the regulations to become

mandatory is very near. The energy performance regulations are now taking over as the main

driving factor for the BIPV market. And that has huge consequences. Instead of BIPV finding its

value in being visible and supporting an image, the main value of BIPV products now becomes

to be invisible. In other words: we do not want to see anymore the difference between a regular

building component and a BIPV component.



U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark: Q1 2017

Ran Fu, David Feldman, Robert Margolis, Mike Woodhouse, and Kristen Ardani

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)


September 2017


Photovoltaic European Technology & Innovation Platform (ETIP)

BIPV Position Paper - December 2016

Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) As A Core Element For Smart Cities

U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark: Q1 2016

Ran Fu, Donald Chung, Travis Lowder, David Feldman, Kristen Ardani, and Robert Margolis

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)


September 2016

An empirical study of performance characteristics of BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaic) system for the realization of zero energy building

Jae Bum Lee, Jae Wan Park, Jong Ho Yoon, Nam Choon Baek, Dai Kon Kim, U. Cheul Shin

January 2013

Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in the Residential Sector:

An Analysis of Installed Rooftop System Prices

Ted James, Alan Goodrich, Michael Woodhouse, Robert Margolis, and Sean Ong


November 2011

Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Designs for Commercial and Institutional Structures

A Sourcebook for Architects

Patrina Eiffert, Ph.D.

Gregory J. Kiss

NREL / BK-520-25272

February 2000

Optimal Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Applications

Gregory Kiss

Jennifer Kinkead

Kiss & Company Architects

New York, New York

NREL / TP-472-20339

November 1995