Solaria Corp., a provider of solar module technologies, has been selected as a participant in the United States General Services Administration (GSA) Green Proving Ground (GPG) program.

The GPG leverages GSA’s real estate portfolio to evaluate innovative, sustainable building technologies. The program selected Solaria after extensive testing of its building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solutions, funded by the Department of Energy, at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL) FlexLab. The system underwent holistic testing for energy generation, glass performance, tenant comfort and its design-build process.

The GSA is moving forward with a commercial pilot installation of the technology in 2016.

A Federal building in Kansas City, Mo., was chosen for the pilot. While demonstrating its BIPV technology in an occupied building, the Solaria and the GSA, with LBNL, will collect energy generation, thermal performance, daylighting, glare and occupant comfort data in comparison with non-BIPV windows in the same building. It also includes evaluation of the design-build process and economics.