In the research project BIPV meets History we are promoting an architectural award “Solar architecture in heritage contexts” dedicated to the energy retrofit of a historical buildings using integrated photovoltaic (BIPV).
Three basic requirements:
Post date: 18 Jun 2020
As a visible sign of the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energies, a former coal silo and heating plant in Basel is covered with coloured PV modules. The entire site is under heritage protection, the remodelled building was required to match the style and colour scheme of the site.
Post date: 11 Mar 2020
The Pamplona City Council has recently installed the prototype Plug&Play solar roof on the Municipal Police building to provide energy for self-consumption.
The Pamplona City Council has recently installed a Plug&Play solar roof on the building of the Municipal Police. This is one of the first smart solutions developed within the EU-funded project STARDUST to be implemented in the city.
Post date: 17 Feb 2020
Today’s energy market is rapidly transforming with the diffusion of new decentralized energy actors. In this scenario, buildings play a relevant role for the energy transition that European countries are facing. They are expected to shift from passive energy consumers to flexible energy prosumers able to produce and store energy, modify their thermal and electric demands and share data with other buildings connected in smart energy communities. We are already in this transition phase with several pilot projects ongoing.
Post date: 22 Nov 2019
European Technology & Innovation Platforms (ETIPs) have been created by the European Commission in the framework of the new Integrated Roadmap Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) by bringing together EU countries, industry, and researchers in key areas. They promote the market uptake of key energy technologies by pooling funding, skills, and research facilities.
Post date: 15 Nov 2019
As Germany’s recent Tenant Electricity Act opens the door to the so-called tenant electricity, Dresden unveils its "Smart Tenants" project to help them saving energy, money and protecting the climate.
Post date: 19 Sep 2019
Hybrid solar panels that produce both electricity and heat is a technology on the rise. The combination of solar cells (PV) and solar thermal collectors (T) allows for various ways to optimize buildings’ energy systems.
In this workshop, leading international experts will present the status of the PVT technology and present case studies where PVT collectors are integrated in buildings."
The workshop is open for all and free of charge.
Post date: 6 Sep 2019
On 9th – 11th June 2020, Gothenburg will host the next edition of the World Sustainable Built Environment conference (WSBE 2020), called BEYOND 2020. The conference is organised by Chalmers University of Technology and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, with the support of Johanneberg Science Park and Gothenburg City.
Post date: 19 Jul 2019
Solar photovoltaic (solar PV) electricity has recently become the lowest cost source of electricity in most parts of the world. Solar PV supports a socially just and acceptable energy transition and integrated applications, as well as new business opportunities.
Post date: 27 Jun 2019
Ogni impianto fotovoltaico è composto da numerosi componenti – moduli fotovoltaici, i diversi cavi, l’inverter ovvero il cuore dell’impianto stesso - tenerli monitorati e rendere questi dati facilmente accessibili permetterebbe di ottimizzare la gestione e la manutenzione degli impianti, che si tratti di impianti residenziali o di grandi impianti.
Post date: 27 May 2019