TAIPEI, Taiwan — These days, more and more people are striving to build energy-efficient new homes or are simply looking to make their current homes more energy-efficient. Fortunately, one company, NexPower, is providing these people with a wide range of green solutions, thanks to its energy-efficient, affordable, and stylish solar glass.
NexPower’s solar glass, also known as BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaic), has, in fact, been used just recently at the Building Research Establishment in Watford in the United Kingdom. Also known as “Two Houses One Concept,” this 2-unit housing project is a joint-effort by Switzerland’s Userhuus and the UK’s Tigh Grian, and it is bringing affordable, energy-efficient, volumetric housing solutions to the market. With its integration of modern green technologies and materials, the project has caught the eye of professionals in the green industry as well as housing decision-makers, in particular, all across the UK.
One of the most noticeable elements of the Building Research Establishment in Watford is its stylish, fully-integrated photovoltaic roof. This roof, which was created by NexPower, features “Photovoltaic (PV) Thin-film,” delivering a solar panel like no other in the world, since it can be installed just about anywhere. Without a doubt, this breakthrough innovation can enable anyone to go green.
NexPower is a Taiwanese-based company that provides multifunctional, integrated photovoltaic solutions. NexPower’s solutions allow for the entry of natural light, provide thermal insulation, filter out harmful radiation, and produce clean, free energy, thanks to the power from the sun. The company’s products also feature various innovative and customized designs, which can be integrated into a wide range of buildings.
In addition to being multifunctional, NexPower’s products are also very flexible when it comes to implementation. They can be placed on the ground, on rooftops, or on the exterior of buildings. They can even replace the windows in cars. Although they are lighter than other solar products, they generate more energy from the sun and can withstand most natural disasters, including typhoons.
Another thing that sets NexPower’s products apart from the others in the industry is their ability to draw more energy than regular solar panels. For example, the high-absorption capability of NexPower’s thin-film module allows it to draw maximum energy, even in weak sunlight, making it perfect for off-grid markets and warm regions.
NexPower’s products have also been praised for their aesthetical appearance and ease-of-installation. What’s more, photos, drawings, paintings, and even LED lights can be embedded inside for a more fashionable exterior look.
Currently, NexPower is one of the world’s top 4 thin-film producers. And when it comes to quality, NexPower modules have been ranked as the best, with the company’s thin-film modules delivering the highest annual output out of all the samples tested, according to Photon Magazine’s 2012 outdoor field-test results. In addition, NexPower is also involved in several exciting sustainable housing projects around the world, including a totally off-grid house in Switzerland that will be the world’s first multi-family ZEH (zero energy house), which is due to be completed this December.
NexPower Technology Corporation delivers multifunctional, integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solutions. These solutions allow for the entry of natural light, provide thermal insulation, filter out harmful radiation, and produce clean, free energy, thanks to the power from the sun. NexPower’s products also feature various innovative and customized designs, which can be integrated into a wide range of buildings.
NexPower is constantly introducing newly-developed BIPV products, with features that include bifacial functionality and an increased range of color options, so that its customers can enrich and enhance their building designs. NexPower is a subsidiary of United Microelectronics Corp., a New York Stock Exchange-listed semiconductor foundry, and is based in Taichung City, Taiwan.