This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 817991.
Building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) technology has the potential to significantly contribute to the achievement of the demanding energy efficiency targets set by the EU, however, its market uptake has been hindered in the past years by the difficulties of the industry in providing holistic solutions complying with key demands from decision makers and end-users. This market deployment depends critically on the achievement of ambitious targets in terms of significant cost reduction, flexibility of design, high performance, reliability in the long-term, aesthetics, standardization and compliance with legal regulations.
BIPVBOOST aims at bringing down the cost of multifunctional buildingintegrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems, limiting the overcost with respect to traditional, non-PV, construction solutions and nonintegrated PV modules, through an effective implementation of short and medium-term cost reduction roadmaps addressing the whole BIPV value chain and demonstration of the contribution of the technology towards mass realization of nearly Zero Energy Buildings.
BIPVBOOST will address these challenges by implementing short- and medium-term cost reduction roadmaps along the BIPV value chain, at 4 levels:
- Flexible and automated BIPV manufacturing line development
- Large portfolio of multifunctional BIPV products
- Digitalized processand energy management system along the value chain
- Advanced standardization activities supporting the qualification of BIPV systems for a massive implementation in the building skin