Canadian Consulting Engineer


PHOTOVOLTAICS: Taking in the Sun

Photovoltaic researchers at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) designed an integrated photovoltaic system for a new building on the institute's Burnaby campus. Technology Place has a 3.5 kW array of thin-film solar panels integrated into the glass facade overlooking the southwest entrance. The system produces enough power to sustain almost all lighting in the building.