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One of the fundamental aspects of building-integrated photovoltaics is the reduction in incremental cost of photovoltaic materials or components and the improved life-cycle cost. The components of a building-integrated photovoltaic system include:
Building-integrated photovoltaics can be used for different functions, such as:
There are many challenges in using building-integrated photovoltaics, such as limited access, buildup of heat and non-optimal shading and array orientation.