ASIA

Here are the case studies of the different BIPVs that are located all over Asia



In the Daito University, Itabashi Campus,there are installations of Solar Panels within the building facades in which it actually put it at an advantage where they can produce energy at any time of the day.
The university uses Skylight BIPV. By using Skylight BIPV, the amount of sunlight that comes into the building is quite a fair bit where it can provide and reduce the bills used to provide for the amount of energy used to power up the appliances in the campus.

Source: https://www.bca.gov.sg/GreenMark/others/pv_guide.pdf

Project name: Daito University Itabashi Campus
Location : 1-chōme-9-1 Takashimadaira, Itabashi City, Tōkyō-to 175-8571, Japan
Owner : Daito Bunka University
Architect/designer : Ben Nakamura & Yamamoto Hori Architects
Completion year : 2003
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Façade & Skylight
BIPV technology : Mono-Crystalline Silicon
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 750

Source: https://www.bca.gov.sg/GreenMark/others/pv_guide.pdf


The location where the Itoman City hall brings a advantage to harvesting energy as it is located on a big plot of land with tall buildings surrounding the it.

The design has already helped the building in having Flexible shading device on the louver of the building. Below the Louver, there is a huge space just for natural Air Ventilation

Source: http://iea-pvps.org/fileadmin/dam/public/workshop/T15_Workshop_EU_PVSEC_BIPV_2017/02_Nihon_Sekkei_Miyazaki.compressed.pdf

Project name: Innovative Green Design
Location : Okinawa, Itoman
Architect/designer : Nihon Sekkei
EPC company : Nihon Sekkei
Completion year : 2002
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Shelter and louver
BIPV technology : Monocrystalline Opaque
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 196kWp
PV module color : Navy Blue

Source: http://iea-pvps.org/fileadmin/dam/public/workshop/T15_Workshop_EU_PVSEC_BIPV_2017/02_Nihon_Sekkei_Miyazaki.compressed.pdf


Ajinomoto Stadium or previously known as the Tokyo Stadium is a Multi-Purpose Stadium. Over the years, an improvement has been made whereby engineers have installed skylight BIPVs that are not only a source of providing electricity but also acts as a shelter.
Having skylight BIPVs allows sunlight to go through and at the same time harvest the energy at the use of it’s advantages. Compared to the old roof, the stadium stands looked slightly darker than now when they change the roof to skylight rooftop.

Source: http://iea-pvps.org/fileadmin/dam/public/workshop/T15_Workshop_EU_PVSEC_BIPV_2017/02_Nihon_Sekkei_Miyazaki.compressed.pdf

Project name: Ajinomoto Stadium
Location : Tokyo, Stadium
Owner : Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Architect/designer : Nihon Sekkei
Epc company : Nihon Sekkei
Completion year : 2001
Company who installed : Nihon Sekkei
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Skylight
BIPV technology : Monocrystalline Transparent
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 266kWp
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass – Glass

Source: http://iea-pvps.org/fileadmin/dam/public/workshop/T15_Workshop_EU_PVSEC_BIPV_2017/02_Nihon_Sekkei_Miyazaki.compressed.pdf


The Building has been bought over by the Japan Beer Brewery Company and Asahi Glass Company has been collaborated to apply BIPV on it’s facades. The BIPV is made Semi-Transparent so that there is a certain amount of sunlight that could shine through.

Project name: KIRIN BEER Yokohama Factory
Location : 1 Chome-17-1 Namamugi, Tsurumi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-8628, Japan
Owner : Japan Brewery Company, LTD
Completion year : 2015
Company who installed : AGC company.ltd
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Facade
BIPV technology : Sudare Cell
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 3.6kWp
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Insulator Glass Unit

Source: http://iea-pvps.org/fileadmin/dam/public/workshop/T15_Workshop_EU_PVSEC_BIPV_2017/03_AGC_Inoue.pdf


MSK corporation is the largest PV module manufacturer. The Nagano factory is the world’s largest PV module manufacturing plant with a production capacity of 100MW.

PV systems were installed on the roof and on the façades of the building, as a demonstration project of PV system, and the capacity is 62kW in total; 58kW – on the roof & 4kW – as façade.

The PV system was installed as “Field Test Project on Photovoltaic Power Generation Systems for Industrial and Other Applications”, which is one of the demonstrated project schemes. In this scheme, half of the cost is subsidized by NEDO and various kinds of operational data are monitored.

Project name: MSK Nagano Factory
Location : 822-1 Yasuhara, Saku, Nagano 385-0004, Japan
Owner : MSK corporation
Completion year : 2004
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Facade
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 62kWp (total), 4kWp(Facades)
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass-glass
PV module color : Transparent

Source: http://www.pvdatabase.org/projects_view_details.php?ID=225


In Anpachi, Panasonic built an ark-shaped solar photovoltaic power generation facility of solar power generation, and it benefits both ecology and science. The Ark has over 5000 panels that produces 5.3 MWh on an annual basis and a maximum system power of 630 kw.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Ark

Project name: Solar Ark
Location : 180 Ohmori, Anpachi, Gifu, 503-0195 Japan
Owner : Panasonic
Completion year : 1 April 2002
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Facade
BIPV technology : Single-crystal silicon
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 530000kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 3294.8
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Standard
PV module color : Navy Blue

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Ark


Tokyo university is a national research university located in the Greater Tokyo Area, Japan. Tokyo tech (informally called as) is the largest institution for higher education in Japan dedicated to science and technology and is generally considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Japan.

The BIPV is applied on it’s façade and it’s applied mainly facing the sunlight where sun shines the most light in long hours.

Project name: Tokyo Institute of Technology
Location : Tokyo
Owner : Tokyo Tech
Completion year : 2012
Company who installed : Nihon Sekkei
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Facade
BIPV technology : Monocrystalline + Multicrystalline + Thin Film
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 650kWp
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Standard
PV module manufacturer : Nihon Sekkei
PV module color : Navy Blue

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Ark


The first ever BIPV building was built in Japan. The type of BIPV used on the building are sunshade BIPVs, where they allow sunlight to pass through and also control the heating & cooling load.

Besides that, the orientation of the BIPV, is that it follow the Sun’s Orientation. As you can see, the BIPV is tilted at a certain degree and it’s not parallel to the window. The BIPV technology they’re using is transparent monocrystalline

From there, they could harvest as much energy as they can & their maximum power capacity they could harvest out of this BIPV is 20kWp.

Source: http://iea-pvps.org/fileadmin/dam/public/workshop/T15_Workshop_EU_PVSEC_BIPV_2017/02_Nihon_Sekkei_Miyazaki.compressed.pdf

Project name: Shingawa Intercity, Business Investment & Consultant Building
Location : 2-chōme-15-4 Kōnan, Minato City, Tōkyō-to 108- 0075, Japan
Completion year : 1998
Company who installed : Nihon Sekkei
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Facade
BIPV technology : Monocrystalline
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 20kWp
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Standard
PV module manufacturer : Nihon Sekkei
PV module color : Transparent

Source: http://iea-pvps.org/fileadmin/dam/public/workshop/T15_Workshop_EU_PVSEC_BIPV_2017/02_Nihon_Sekkei_Miyazaki.compressed.pdf


AIST Tokyo waterfront is managed to integrate scientific and engineering knowledge to address socio-economic needs.

There are 3 missions of AIST and they are: Advanced research, Interdisciplinary & Cross-Disciplinary Research and Basic Research.

The building is powered by the sun, where they have their building installed with BIPV as their rooftop. The BIPV technology they’re using is Opaque Monocrystalline where it can produce a capacity of 300kWp.

Project name: AIST Open Space Lab
Location : 2-chōme-3-26 Aomi, Koto City, Tōkyō-to 135- 0064, Japan
Owner : Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry
Completion year : 2001
Company who installed : Nihon Sekkei
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Rooftop
BIPV technology : Monocrystalline
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 300kWp
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Standard
PV module manufacturer : Nihon Sekkei
PV module color : Transparent

Source: http://iea-pvps.org/fileadmin/dam/public/workshop/T15_Workshop_EU_PVSEC_BIPV_2017/02_Nihon_Sekkei_Miyazaki.compressed.pdf


Located in Japan, the Kanazawa Station have installed see-through BIPV system settled on the roof top of bus terminal centre of the Kanazawa Station since 2005.

The BIPV system they have used was See through type thin film Si. It’s installed capacity that it can possibly generate from direct sunlight is 100kWp.

Project name: Kanazawa Station
Location : Japan, 〒920-0858 Ishikawa, Kanazawa, Kinoshinbomachi, 1番1号Ow
Owner : West Japan Railway Company
Architect/designer : Saejima and Nishizawa and Associates
EPC company : Kaneka
Completion year : 2005
Company who installed : Kaneka
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Rooftop, Skylight
BIPV technology : Monocrystalline
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 100kWp
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : glass

Source: http://iea-pvps.org/fileadmin/dam/public/workshop/T15_Workshop_EU_PVSEC_BIPV_2017/01_Kaneka_Nakajima.pdf
https://www.visitkanazawa.net/three-contemporary-buildings-in-kanazawa


The City Hall of Hyogo is located at Kobe, in Japan. It has BIPV installed on the facades of the building and it also acts as shading devices.

It works as a multifunctional BIPV system as it can harvest energy from the sunlight and also, it can provide shading area in the building and this will help to control the reduction of heat gain and lastly it also controls glare.

The BIPV system, manage to achieve a total of 2.4kW.

Project name: City Hall of Hyogo
Location : 6 Chome-5-1 Kanocho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 650-8570, Japan
Owner : West Japan Railway Company
Architect/designer : Nikken Sekkei Ltd
EPC company : Kaneka
Completion year : 2004
Company who installed : Kaneka
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Facades
BIPV technology : KN38
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 2.4kW
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : glass
PV module manufacturer : Kaneka
PV module color : Brown

Sources: http://iea-pvps.org/fileadmin/dam/public/workshop/T15_Workshop_EU_PVSEC_BIPV_2017/01_Kaneka_Nakajima.pdf
https://www.emporis.com/buildings/105310/kobe-city-hall-kobe-japan


The National Stadium was made in order for them to carry out Football matches and also other big events. A grand event that this stadium was used for was to hold the World games.

The Stadium is made up of concrete beams and there are Solar Panels that acts as a canopy of the stadium. The Canopy of solar panels also, acts as Sunshades & devices that can harvest energy by absorbing sunlight and convert it to electricity.

Source: https://www.archdaily.com/22520/taiwan-solar-powered-stadium-toyo-ito

Project name: Taiwan National Stadium
Location : No. 100號, Shiyun Boulevard, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 813
Owner : Kaohsiung City Government
Architect/designer : Toyo Ito , Takenaka
Epc company : Takenaka Corporation
Completion year : 2009
Company who installed : Delta Electronics
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Canopy
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 1MWp
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Standard
Orientation (East-west-south-North) : All sides
PV module color : Navy Blue

Source: https://www.gabreport.com/taiwan-national-stadium-sculpted-from-concrete-steel-and-bipv-panels


In Korea, the Federation of Korean Industries have created a building with a curtain wall of BIPVs. The Building Owner have decided to use BIPV. To incorporate BIPV to it’s building, first they must determine the optimal areas through a model called Ecotech.

After reviewing on each façade of the building, South, East & West, it came to a conclusion where they will install the BIPV on the West Façade as it receives the most direct radiation & sunlight. Besides, they also install it on the roofs.

The BIPV system was based on the layout that would maximize the number of 5×5 monocrystalline silicon cells. And the total number of BIPV panels were used is 1,130 with 211883 5×5 Monocrystalline silicons cells.

The Total Energy they harvested from the direct sunlight is 844028kWh.

Source: http://global.ctbuh.org/resources/papers/download/3578-multitasking-facade-how-to-combine-bipv-with-passive-solar-mitigation-strategies-in-a-high-rise-curtain-wall.pdf

Project name: Federation Of Korean Industries
Location : 28-1 Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Owner : Federation of Korean Industries
Architect/designer : Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill structure
EPC company : KEPCO
Completion year : 2013
Company who installed : KEPCO
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Thornton Tomasetti
BIPV technology : Monocrystalline
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 844028kWh
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Standard
Orientation (East-west-south-North) : West – NorthWest
PV module color : Transparent

Source: http://global.ctbuh.org/resources/papers/download/3578-multitasking-facade-how-to-combine-bipv-with-passive-solar-mitigation-strategies-in-a-high-rise-curtain-wall.pdf


In Jiangxi province of China has been equipped with BIPV modules from the company, Hanergy. Hanergy has applied 6000m² of its BIPV product, called HanWall Oerlikon modules on the building façade. Claiming that this is the biggest photovoltaic glass curtain wall in China.

Using BIPV, the building is able to generate electricity as well as reduce solar radiation for the indoor space leading to cooling of the temperature inside the building. The electricity generated by the modules will majorly used to power indoor lighting, ventilation system and air-conditioning to reduce the building’s dependence for electricity on national grid.



Source: http://taiyangnews.info/markets/hanergy-equips-building-with-460-kw-bipv-modules/

Project name: Pharmaceutical International Innovation Park China
Location : 998 Huoju St, Qingshanhu, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
EPC company : Hanergy
Company who installed : Hanergy
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Facades
BIPV technology : Oerlikon Thin Film modules
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 460kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 6000
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : standard
PV module manufacturer : Hanergy
PV module color : Navy Blue

Source: https://www.pv-magazine.com/2019/07/10/hanergy-wraps-460-kw-of-cigs-around-chinese-skyscraper/
https://www.pv-tech.org/news/hanergy-completes-460kw-bipv-install-in-china


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