19 October 2016
The first company spun out of SPECIFIC IKC, BIPVco have secured investment from brewing company, SAB Miller. BIPVco specialise in the manufacture of building integrated photovoltaic roof panels. Using the latest advances in cell design and manufacturing, BIPVco have developed a highly efficient module. The PV module is incorporated directly onto the steel or membrane roof, delivering both environmental and economical benefits over traditional roofing and solar solutions.
BIPVco Ltd will install a pilot 2kWp photovoltaic system on the roof area of its Nigeria brewery. The collaboration between BIPVco and SAB Miller was facililtated by the SPECIFIC IKC.
SAB Miller's process engineering manager, Thomas Brewer said, "We are delighted to be associated with this pioneering manufacturing company that has taken the technology of integrating solar photovoltaic cells onto roofing substrates into a new paradigm," said Brewer. "The BIPVco advantages to SABMiller as a property owner were very clear from the outset - to be able to turn our roofs and industrial sites into power producing buildings using elegant, lightweight, efficient and cost effective technology, with no negative impact on the building's structure or aesthetics."
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