Solar Photovoltaic Energy in Buildings - Applications

Photovoltaic systems can be used to meet energy needs in a wide range of buildings:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Institutional

Examples of various applications for photovoltaic technology are illustrated on the right side of the page.

Case studies are also available at the RETScreen International Website External Hyperlink.

Solar energy is already used in numerous applications in Canada. Case studies supported by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and prepared by Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) and Énergie solaire Québec (ESQ) are available at the CanSIA Website External Hyperlink.

Other examples of building-integrated PV systems around the world are available at the lnternational Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme Website External Hyperlink.