Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) is one of the fastest growing areas of the solar power industry. The integration of photovoltaics in roofing, building envelope or canopy systems adds solar generated power to building performance.

Now George Washington University (GW) and Onyx Solar have teamed up to use the technology in a unique way and installed what they claim is the first ever walkable, solar paneled pavement in the world. The 100-square-foot area of pavement converts solar radiation into electricity via the use of semiconductors….