(BIPV) / Solar Shade Canopies

RBI Structures offers a full line of BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaic) solar panel systems. BIPV systems are the integration of photovoltaic (solar) panels into a building or structure constituting part of the building envelope. The solar panels serve a dual purpose as a weather-tight skin and an energy source. RBI Structures can provide designs and specifications for canopies, entrance vestibules, walkway covers, atriums, pool enclosures, or any other custom application that will yield an aesthetic, weather-tight building system which harnesses the sun’s power. RBI Structures’ BIPV panel systems help reduce utility costs as well as provide for a more ‘green’ and environmentally friendly structure.

RBI Structures BIPV Systems often utilize a semi-transparent type of solar panel that consists of photovoltaic cells enclosed by two sheets of glass. This facilitates solar panels for overhead glazing systems.

Product Gallery

RBI Structures offers standard and customized BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaic) glazing systems for solar shade canopies, trellises, walkway covers, vestibules, or virtually any project with integrated solar panels. RBI Structures can design, structurally engineer & stamp, manufacture, and construct a Photovoltaic/Solar Panel system and sub-structure that meets any project’s needs. We are happy to work as a part of the design team to help the project achieve a designated LEED certification with a sustainable energy capturing glazing process that can also reduces long-term operating costs of the facility.

RBI Structures’ experienced personnel are ready to help design and engineer an energy producing solar panel system for most any architectural application. For more information or help with details or specification development, please visit our contact page or click on one of the links at the bottom of this page for further information.