The convergence between architectural creativity, energy production, and
sustainable development, simply the ultimate building material
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Perspectives for Sustainable Energy
“Solar is emerging as a key power source to sustainably meet these
supply challenges. Studies have shown that the installation of Building-
integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in a typical residential home can provide
an average electricity surplus of 25,000 kilowatt hours per year, after
meeting electricity needs, and reduce household energy bills by at least
25 per cent.”
“Awareness of the need to develop green buildings and sustainable
environments in the UAE is rapidly increasing, and there are concerted
efforts across the entire supply chain to promote green building
Integrating solar panels to produce energy for hot water, HVAC systems
and electricity is a key step in making buildings more sustainable”
said Adnan Sharafi, chairman of Emirates Green Building Council.
Ceramic, a noble and ecological building material
iPhotonic designs, manufactures and markets innovative solutions for the building
envelope, which is characterized by a great aesthetic and functional value:
The deep expertise in ceramic technology and access to the most advanced
technologies in polymer materials and semiconductors of our key partners, have
permitted an original and innovative approach to the BIPV Market.
Robustness, modularity, sealing, speed / ease of installation, availability of a wide
range of colors and increased recyclability of materials, are some of the features
that make our unique solutions.
The core idea is that ceramics is just the ‘skin’ of products such as the photovoltaic
panel. The thinner the skin is, the more can be sent by truck, thus proportionately
reducing storage and transport costs and, more importantly, inputs of clay and gas.
iPhotonic BIPV Solutions
The acronym BIPV (Building-integrated Photovoltaics) refers to systems and
concepts in which the photovoltaic element assumes, besides the function of
generating electricity, the role of building element (dual function).
To effectively respond to a demanding and ever-growing demand, iPhotonic offers a
full range of BiPV materials and accessories :
Laminam: ceramic material "passive", for indoor and outdoor
PWRSlates: Photovoltaic material "BIPV", based on Laminam ceramic slabs
Laminam - Passive PWRSlates - BIPV
The PWRslate photovoltaic module is supported by an ultra-thin drilled large ceramic
sheeet produced by Laminam electrical circuits, strings of photovoltaic cells in two sheets
of transparent encapsulant – a PVB-derived resin – and protected by a tempered solar
glass. These components are welded and, thanks to the properties of PVB, can be
separated out at the end of its life and fully recycled. Similarly, components in modules
failing the quality tests are easily retrieved and re-used.
High-Efficiency PV Cells
Tempered Glass Layer
HIghly Resistant Encapsulant
PWRSlates: The very definition of BIPV
The PWRSlates by iPhotonic is the first ceramic base photovoltaic system
perfectly integrated into the architecture.
Combining the versatility of a ceramic plate to the latest generation photovoltaic
modules, PWRSlates reconcile aesthetic and functionality.
A real building material, PWRSlates is suitable both for the construction of
ventilated facades as well as roofs.
Through a patented ceramic support, PWRSlates modules are extremely thin,
8mm and can be made in large sizes, up to 1.5mx 1m.
Perfectly complementary, PWRSlates and Laminam represent the ideal
solution for building envelopes.
Whatever geometries, configurations or colors to achieve, it is now possible to
carry out comprehensive, aesthetic and perfectly sealed covers.
Photovoltaic Module - PWRSlates
Laminam - Cut to Fit
BIPV solutions for facades
iPhotonic offers a unique technology, designed to meet the architectural requirements
in urban areas.
The PWRSlates modules are attractive, strong and reliable, born to emphasize the
concept of functional skin, which is essential to the principles of modern architecture.
They have been especially designed to allow the construction of photovoltaic
ventilated facades, thus benefiting both aesthetic and functional characteristics of this
Aadorf - Suisse / 16.8 Kwp
Fulfilling all the requirements in terms of mechanical
strength and sealing the PWRSlates modules can be
mounted on a traditional siding when installed in front.
Depending on the configuration and architectural wishes,
different mounting systems are possible.
Detail of a mounting
system with setting
to get a perfect
alignment of the
modules. This type
of arrangement also
allows the removal
of the panel when
the facade is
The photovoltaic tiles PWRSlates were designed to substitute or integrate traditional
roofs, maintaining and improving their functionality insulation and protection.
Size 1000x750 mm, they are particularly suitable for installation in "cascade". It is
therefore the ideal choice for producing a photovoltaic roof, without compromise
between aesthetics and functionality.
With adjustable rails and adjustable mounting brackets, it is very easy to install the tiles
by placing them on the existing structure.
The PWRSlates tiles ensure complete sealing up an incline of 15 °. Note that it is
possible to walk on the roof, which is unthinkable with traditional photovoltaic panels.
PWRSlates tiles can be easily mounted on a wooden frame of concrete beams with or
without protective sheath and the like.
Unlike traditional assembly systems, in normal conditions of installation, our mounting
system requires no additional screw fixation, which avoids compromising the sealing of
Available in a wide range of colors, PWRSlates tiles can be easily integrated with
complementary ceramic tiles Laminam, color and identical structure.
BIPV solutions for floor
The iPhotonic elements offer an exceptional mechanical properties and can
withstand loads up to 700Kg/m2 without compromising the efficiency of the
Laminam, ceramic passive shell for building envelopes
Thanks to its excellent physical and mechanical properties, Laminam is the ideal
solution for the building envelope and exterior floors: he does not fear attack of
atmospheric agents, UV rays, it can withstand the most extreme conditions and
provides an aspect aesthetics and modern.
The tiles can be glued with adhesives commonly used in the world of building or
applied to systems for ventilated facades, in order to obtain the best results in
energy saving and building renovation terms.
The unusually large size of the elements (1000 x 3000 mm) and a thickness of
only 3 mm (which gives it extreme lightness), allow a very high creative
freedom unimaginable with other materials.
60 textures available allow to make floors and facades in full respect of the
surrounding environment, integrating perfectly in any urban or industrial setting.
Laminam is the perfect complement, natural and fully integrated into our BIPV
Laminam: architecture and interior design
Laminam is ideal for decorating interiors, regardless of their use, residential,
public, commercial or medical health.
Suitable for walls, furniture and floors, new or renovated (Laminam simply
overlaying the existing surface) Laminam can simply and effectively coat all
More than 60 textures are available and allow you to choose the finish that best
suits the design, decoration and taste of the client.
Added value of the iPhotonic offer
• BIPV materials / PWRSlates and Passive tiles / Laminam fully integrated
• Built for indoor and outdoor solutions
• Can be installed in roof, facade and floor
• Lightweight materials and thin: Laminam 3 mm / 8mm PWRSlates
• High resistance to wear, scratches, frost, fire and mildew
• Easy to install, can be installed as frameless
• High mechanical resistance ,walkable area, ideal for mounting on roofs
• Unassailable to chemicals - Invariant to ultraviolet rays
• Anti tag, clean with pressurized water
• 100% recyclable