BIPV Ten Questions | Profit Model, Product Type and Future Development Direction
Recently, China Merchants Securities released the report "BIPV Industry In-depth Report III: BIPV Ten Questions, Profit Model, Product Type and Future Development Direction". The following are BIPV Ten Questions:
What is the current profit model of domestic BIPV projects?
What are the main manifestations and application scenarios of BIPV at present?
What are the main products of the main participating companies in the market?
What are the main advantages of BIPV compared with traditional BAPV?
Is the current BIPV project aimed at existing buildings or new buildings?
Why is the current BIPV project still dominated by industrial and commercial buildings, and the penetration rate of public buildings is low?
How do the current government policies and standards promote the development of the BIPV market?
What are the current problems of thin film BIPV, and can it replace crystalline silicon BIPV in the future?
Do BIPV projects need to consider energy storage or grid grid issues?
In which areas will the BIPV project be promoted in the future?
The report said that in the long run, thin-film BIPV will replace crystalline silicon BIPV. At present, the mainstream BIPV on the market still combines photovoltaic modules and building components into an integral component, that is, "component type" BIPV. Relying on relatively standardized products to open the market as quickly as possible and promote BIPV, such standardized and mass-produced BIPV products are fully compatible with the characteristics of crystalline silicon modules, which is also the reason why crystalline silicon BIPV has become the mainstream of the market. But in fact, the final form of BIPV in the future must be "building materials", that is, the photovoltaic modules are completely integrated with building materials, and there is almost no difference in appearance, which fully meets the needs of architecture for aesthetics.
In order to meet the needs of "building materials" of BIPV, thin-film BIPV is bound to become the natural choice. It is conceivable that building material BIPV will put more demands on photovoltaic modules, such as being able to bend to fit different building shapes, or changing different colors to conform to the overall appearance design of the building. These are conditions that crystalline silicon modules are difficult to meet. , With the further development of BIPV technology, it is foreseeable that crystalline silicon BIPV will become the transitional choice for thin film BIPV.