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
In the aftermath of the 2007 global financial crisis and rampant global warming –and perhaps the demise of “starchitecture” as a default procedure to build urban identity–, the Palazzo del Cinema Locarno project is guided by principles of economy, trying to capitalise in the existing structure and the public affection for the Palazzo Scolastico –which used to host the local schools and now hosts a variety of NGOs and community associations, to provide an architectural identity for the new cinema complex in Piazza Remo Rossi in Locarno, in the shores of Maggiore
Post date: 15 Apr 2021
Intersolar Europe is the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and takes place annually at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany.
Post date: 14 Apr 2021
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
BRINGING DOWN THE COST OF MULTIFUNCTIONAL BUILDING-INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAIC (BIPV) SYSTEMS
Post date: 8 Apr 2021
Passives office having obtained the Passif Plus label with in particular a large surface area of photovoltaic panels.
Treated Floor Area according to PHPP: 217 m2
Construction type: timber construction
Year of construction: 2019
Post date: 30 Mar 2021
Mini-grids are complex systems dependent on different suppliers and used in different applications, often with high regulatory uncertainty over their installation and operation. Creating a viable market for renewable-based mini-grids, with prospects of growth and long-term profitability for investors, depends on establishing trustworthy quality infrastructure (QI) for the technologies and systems involved.
Post date: 30 Mar 2021
The former fire station is a listed building, which was built in 1926 by architect Franz Baumgartner in the style of the architecture at the lake Wörther See. It is now used as a music school. The building is characterised by its strongly articulated gates on the main street façade. The large roof area is broken up by an enormous front gable. The building comprises two full floors, an attic, a partial basement and a turret room. The market town of Velden am Wörthersee implemented a comprehensive thermal-energetic renovation of the building.
Post date: 24 Mar 2021
The aim of the project and the associated construction measures is to repair the existing and restore the original condition.
The floor plans will be spatially and functionally separated, with the aim of consistently uncovering the core building from 1765 on all floors.
Post date: 1 Mar 2021
The EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive requires all new buildings to be nearly zero-energy by the end of 2020. Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) is crucial for the decarbonisation of the building stock in Europe.
The technology integrates solar elements into buildings to generate electricity.
Post date: 18 Jan 2021