Concept: Chinese renewable energy technology company Antaisolar has launched a building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) product named Taiyang Roof. It aims to accelerate the transformation of buildings into zero-carbon structures.

Nature of Disruption: Taiyang Roof is made from waterproof materials that not only stop water leakage but also safeguard the structure, achieving a fully waterproof effect. The installation of the product comprises three simple steps including placing, clamping, and buckling. It is lightweight, customized, and can prevent operation and maintenance tasks. The BIPV roof solar racking solution enables the solar power generation system to fit the roof surface more effectively. The lateral board’s overhaul structure makes system maintenance easier. The roof light transmittance is significantly increased with the installation of the light-transmitting fake module. The aluminum alloy used in the fabrication of the Taiyang Roof claims to perform nearly 20% better in terms of weight and strength. These features guarantee the security, dependability, and stability of the product, enabling it to adhere to aesthetic and architectural standards. The product can reduce system costs by up to 20% and boost efficiency by nearly 50%. Taiyang Roof is suitable for large and medium-scale commercial and industrial roof projects.

Outlook: It is observed that the importance to develop low-carbon materials is considerably increased in recent times. The demand for the integration of photovoltaics and buildings is urging the use of renewable energy, thereby contributing to emission reduction or zero-emission. Antaisolar’s Taiyang Roof promotes the green transformation of buildings. The product enables easy installation of solar systems and contributes to the use of renewable energy for multiple purposes. The company intends to accelerate the development of sustainable energy and encourage the transition to a carbon-free future with the help of BVIP.

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