BIPV - Building Integrated Photovoltaics

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Building- and product-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV and PIPV) are identified as key enabling technologies to make 'near-zero energy buildings' and 'net-zero energy districts' a reality. The mass adoption of BIPV and PIPV solutions can only be achieved by developing cost-efficient and sustainable thin-film technologies with unbeatable aesthetic functionalities, mechanical flexibility and optical tunability.  
Post date: 4 May 2021
Type: Link

The Bota Solar project reinvents the building facing Rogier square in the European city of Brussels.
Post date: 3 May 2021
Type: Case

The growth of Europe’s solar photovoltaic (PV) sector has been robust thanks to dramatic reductions in the generation costs of electricity. It is important to extend the lifetime and improve the reliability, performance and profitability of PV generation, and allow utility-friendly high-penetration of the PV.
Post date: 29 Apr 2021
Type: Link

Renewable Energy Sources are becoming increasingly important in the power markets; it is calculated that almost 70 % of the global capacity additions to 2040 will be attributed to renewables. Among these, solar energy is considered to be the most promising because it is clean, abundant, inexhaustible, accessible and does not produce pollutants during its use.
Post date: 27 Apr 2021
Type: News

As part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission proposed in September 2020 to raise the 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target, including emissions and removals, to at least 55% compared to 1990.   The Annual Conference of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics will discuss the challenges of delivering these 2030 climate targets to Europe.  
Post date: 13 Apr 2021
Type: Event

BRINGING DOWN THE COST OF MULTIFUNCTIONAL BUILDING-INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAIC (BIPV) SYSTEMS  
Post date: 8 Apr 2021
Type: Link

Ireland has set an ambitious target of 70% renewables share by 2030. Success will be based on overcoming the challenges and embracing the possibilities. This will not be achieved alone.   The tremendous growth of renewable energy sources (RES) in our power systems is based on many years of dedicated research and technology development.  
Post date: 1 Dec 2020
Type: Event

REMOURBAN is a large-scale demonstration project, whose objective is to accelerate urban transformation towards the concept of smart city taking into account all aspects of sustainability. The demonstration addresses a holistic intervention in Valladolid (Spain), well balanced in terms of actions on energy, mobility and ICT, which is monitored and properly evaluated.
Post date: 17 Sep 2020
Type: Case

This year the EU PVSEC will take place online   General description of the EU PVSEC 2020 online The EU PVSEC 2020 will be a full online event maintaining all the basic features that a physical event is recognisable for: Live presentations in all cases (Plenary, Oral and Visual) and the possibility of live interaction between presenters and audience (questions, debate) via face to face tools and Q&A chat.  
Post date: 16 Jul 2020
Type: Event

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
Type: News