Setting the Foundation for BIPV in Canada

Natural Resource Canada's CanmetENERGY research centre in Varennes, QC, has been building awareness and establishing domestic capacity in the integration of PV into buildings as distributed energy generation resources since 2000. In particular, CanmetENERGY has been involved in BIPV research, development and demonstration to remove technical barriers and promote the integration of PV in Canadian buildings. Activities included:

  • R&D towards net-zero energy solar buildings;
  • Conducting research related to product and system performance characterization of BIPV and BIPVT;
  • Establishing standards and codes for the certification and installation of PV and BIPV systems and their components;
  • Representing Canada in the International Energy Agency (IEA) Photovoltaic Power Systems (PVPS) Program; and
  • Disseminating information to the Canadian PV industry (see CanmetENERGY publications)

For more information on our BIPV-related activities, please consult the factsheet (PDF, 666 KB) or contact us.