SIA-Clearvue Professional Knowledge Seminar: BIPV and Advanced Glazing Systems


At a time when capturing and utilising clean, carbon neutral energy to power our living is a global priority, ClearVue Technologies Ltd has developed an advanced glazing technology and smart building material that aims to preserve glass transparency to maintain building aesthetics, whilst generating electricity from clear windows.  ClearVue operates in the Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) space, which involves the integration of solar PV into glass and windows, to provide a new renewable energy source from building facades and surfaces.  

ClearVue presenters Victor Rosenberg and Jamie Lyford will provide an insight into the BIPV technologies and market looking at: (1) the global Net Zero / ZEB Direction – directions that Support the need for BIPV/BAPV; (2) available BIPV / BAPV Options; (3) WIPV and Advanced Glazing Solutions; an (4) the ClearVue PV Solution.

In relation to the ClearVue PV Solution they will expand on how their advanced glazing technology uses an activated interlayer, sandwiched within a panel composed of a number of glass panes, some of which are coated by specialised thin-films.  This advanced glazing system combines: proprietary nano and micro particles dispersed into an interlayer; a clever internal design; and custom format PV cells. The combined solution prevents heat and unwanted solar radiation (UV and infrared) from penetrating the glass pane. The unwanted solar radiation is then redirected to the edge of the glass pane for controlled distribution and harvesting through conventional PV solar cells to create clean energy – all whilst allowing natural visible wavelength light to pass through largely unaltered to provide maximum natural daylighting.

At the end of the presentation attendees will be able to:

  • Have an understanding of the difference between building applied photovoltaics (BAPV) and building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)
  • Have an understanding of building integrated photovoltaic solutions including for use in building façade and for powering smart façades
  • Have an understanding of the benefits and potential use-cases / applications for the integration of BIPV into architectural and façade designs
  • Have an understanding of the ClearVue PV WIPV solution and how it differs from other BIPV solutions