According to Pike
Research, annual value of the BIPV market will quadruple
over the next five years, growing from $606 million in
2012 to more than $2.4 billion in 2017. Solar cell efficiency
is increasing, cost is decreasing, and government incentives
are making adoption of solar PV more attractive. However,
there is still a resistance to installing standard PV
panels where they cause a visible blight to architectural
or historic elements.
Colored Solar's™ products eliminate
this barrier to adoption by offering colored and stylized
solar panels that blend with and accent the architectural
elements of buildings and historic places.
Colored Solar™ is 100% American
owned and operated company who offers colored Stylish
Solar Panels™ that:
• Compliment architectural aesthetics
• Are equally efficient and cost competitive
to other black panels
• Can be mounted in and color matched to
architectural features such as awnings, railings, sculptures,
and roofing systems.
patent pending high efficient PV mono/polycrystalline
panels are designed and engineered to look better than
black solar panels while performing equally well based
on testing done at the US Department of Energy's National
Renewable Energy Laboratory.
With an exponential estimated growth
in the PV industry, Stylish Solar Panels™
are positioned for incredible growth in sales, and market
acceptance. The general target market would be hot, sun-drenched
climates like California, Arizona, Hawaii, Texas, Nevada,
and Florida. California is the largest grid connected
United States market.
the difficult market environment for the solar industry
as a whole, the opportunity for both building integrated
photovoltaics (BIPV), and building-applied photovoltaics
(BAPV) looks extremely promising. BIPV is set to become
one of the fastest-growing segments in the solar industry
with up to 4.6 GW of installations forecast through 2017.
recently, aesthetic and performance concerns greatly limited
the ability of architects to use BIPV/BAPV technology
in their building designs, but this has been changing.
With these features, BIPV will no longer be confined to
spandrel or overhead applications. Rather, the entire
building envelope will be able to put it to use, allowing
the structure to produce its own power and feed additional
power into the grid system.
United States has enormous, long-term growth potential
for sustainable PV.
United States is home to an excellent photovoltaic resource.
While the Southwest provides the highest insolation, or
exposure to the sun’s rays, even northeastern states
offer insolation that is, at a minimum, equal to or greater
than the resources of Germany, who has invested more per
capita than the US.
Though there is ample availability of land for PV development,
particularly in the Southwest, the urban and suburban
areas represent a still largely untapped distributed expanse
of power-producing surface area that is already connected
to the grid. Increasing utilization of available urban
surfaces will increase the need for PV products that can
address the aesthetic considerations of these areas. Colored
Solar™ specializes in delivering innovative
applications of colored Stylish Solar Panels™,
Architectural Accents™, and built-in