System Solutions for BIPV

Manz has decades of experience in the manufacture and installation of CIGS thin-film solar modules (CIGS = Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide). With this knowledge, we support you in your BIPV projects and together with our partners offer not only the right thin-film solar modules, but also complete, individually tailored system solutions.

System Solutions for BIPV

Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) often presents architects and planners with unnecessarily complex challenges due to a lack of nationwide standards and directives. Manz has unique expertise in the integration of solar modules into facades. We support you in the selection of the optimum solar module for your particular environment. In addition, we are able to take into account the necessary technical and building regulations for the module already during production.

Thus, your BIPV project can be a symbiosis of architectural design, functional properties and economic renewable energy conversion without restrictions.

Basically all areas of the building envelope can be used for BIPV systems. Although solar modules are preferably installed on roof surfaces due to good irradiation values, facade surfaces have enormous potential. Our CIGS thin-film solar modules replace conventional building materials and take over their function.

All types of integration into building envelopes can be done using Manz CIGS modules:


Facade elements



Sun protection panels



Many factors must be considered in the selection of the appropriate module:

  • Environment variables such as orientation, tilt, shading, temperature
  • Functionality such as weather, burglary and privacy protection, thermal and acoustic insulation, fall protection, electromagnetic shield insulation, light control, accessibility
  • Mounting system and electrical system (wiring)
  • Construction law aspects

Manz offers a variety of aesthetic and customized solutions with its high-performance CIGS thin-film solar modules.