Frequently Asked Questions



We’ve tried to clarify the most asked questions below. However, if you have a specific question that’s not answered, please feel free to contact us.
BAPV (Building Applied Photovoltaic systems) are regular solar cell systems that are generally installed on top of roofs.

BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaic systems) are solar cells integrated into the building envelope elements, such as construction materials as roof tiles and ceramic or glass facades.

The Sensus chip allows solar systems to harvest power on cell level in contrast to all other alternatives that operate on system or panel level. The Sensus chip operates at high conversion rates and is produced against for competing costs.

This unique characteristic enables efficient parallel connection, which is a great benefit for applications where shading frequently occurs, like for solar systems that operate in the build environment.

The Sensus chip also allows battery charging from one single cell, since it immediately behind the cell the chip converts the power into voltages high enough to charge a battery.

BAPV (Building Applied Photovoltaic systems) are regular solar cell systems that are generally installed on roofs. BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaic systems) are solar cells integrated into elements of building envelope, into such construction materials as roof tiles, ceramic or glass facades.
Off-grid is also known as standalone solar powered systems. These systems are autonomous since they store the energy in a battery and are not connected to the grid.
A typical solar system is sensitive to shading, preventing it from it integration into building skin. Moreover, panels in such systems have to be of the same size and shape in order to balance the system and make them operate properly.
Partial and/or temporal shading and soiling has dramatic effects on the power output and performance of typical solar systems. Due to the series-connection of typical systems, the weakest performing panel determines the power output of all the other panels in the system.
Monitoring and controlling functionality allows the system to continuously register the power output per cell/cluster. Potential system or panel omissions can be easily detected and corrected. In case of emergency the system can be remotely and automatically switched off.
The Sensus technology allows solar systems to harvest power on cell level in contrast to all alternatives that operate on system or panel level. The Sensus chip operates at high conversion rates and is cost effective. This unique characteristic enables efficient parallel connection, which is a great benefit for applications where shading frequently occurs, like for solar systems that operate in the built environment. The Sensus technology also allows battery charging from only a few single cells, since it converts the solar power into voltages high enough to charge a battery. This makes the Sensus technology utmost suitable for low cost and highly efficient off grid applications.
The Sensus technology is applicable for all PV applications, i.e. regular roof top PV (both residential and commercial), BIPV, ground mounted solar farms and off grid solar power applications. The Sensus technology is primarily designed for crystalline Silicon (c-Si) systems. The technology is nonetheless also applicable for all Thin Film Solar technologies (TFPV) like CIGS, CdTe and 3rd generation solar types like Organic PV (OPV) or Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC).

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