With 70% of the world population predicted to live in cities by 2050, and the increasing density of urban landscape, the availability of building-embedded, non-polluting energy sources becomes critical, often reinforced by local regulations (e.g. European directive 2010/31/EU). As of today, the only zero-carbon emission, easily deployable technology in such an environment is photovoltaics. Yet, as high-rise buildings become the rule, there is very little space on roof surfaces to install standard panels.
Market size and analysis
Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) is a readily international market, with strong growth, and forecasted at multi-billion USDs as soon as 2020 (already well above $1Bn today). It is regionally segmented, with little cross-region competition (glazing is heavy and fragile, and not easily transported), and therefore well suited for fast expansion. Crosslux focuses on zero- energy and other prestige buildings (which represent more than half the market size), a segment offering comfortable margin perspectives, with prices well above $600/m2, decreasing but slowly. The product is prescribed through real-estate developers and architects, and actually sold to the construction company in charge of the façade.
|First Name||Last Name||Job Title||Impressive Facts|
|Marc||Ricci||President||25 years’ experience in Production and Sales in Microelectronics|
|Pierre-Yves||Thoulon||COO||30 years’ experience in R&D and technology management (Computer hardware and software)|
|Hervé||Rivoal||CTO||35 years’ experience in Microelectronics and Photovoltaics, former technical director of NEXCIS|
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