Strauss Energy BIPV Tiles

Strauss Energy

Strauss Energy’s Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) is a plastic roofing tile with an embedded solar panel that can power a home, and potentially sell power back to the grid.

Product description Brand name and product description

Strauss Energy‘s Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) is a plastic roofing tile with an embedded solar panel. The system provides electricity for the home and offers the potential of being able to sell power back to the grid. Strauss Energy provides services that include consultation, home installation, and connection to the local power grid (if applicable).

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Systems are currently designed, delivered, and installed by Strauss Energy. They are working on developing channels of distribution. It is unknown as to whether there are financing options available.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Price depends on the size of tile (8W, 24W, 35W, 50W, 150W, and tile blanks) and range from 700 – 15,000 Kenyan Shillings (equivalent to $7 – $145 USD)

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Solar home systems, standard solar panel systems, and other building integrated photovoltaic roofing products.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 1 and 11: Aims to provide renewable energy source to rural houses and institutions that don’t have consistent access to electricity.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Target users include residential, institutional, and commercial property owners looking to gain consistent access to electricity or reduce their electricity costs from what they pay for from the grid.

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