The project BIPV meets History aims at creating new business perspectives for the building-integrated photovoltaics (BiPV) industry in the renovation of historic buildings in the transnational area between Italy and Switzerland. This project will meet the requirements of local, national and European policies while respecting the heritage and landscape values of the territory. The approach is based on the synergies of various expertise among Public Authorities, research and industrial companies of construction and PV sectors, in order to open new markets and to offer interesting financial and productive profits to all agents in the chain value.
The growth potential for this market will be evaluated by means of an analysis of the legislative, normative and procedural context, a study of the potential and the barriers for the BiPV market and an assessment of the solar potential of the region. The involvement of users will help to increase awareness of BiPV and to eliminate barriers that are slowing the diffusion of BiPV technologies in this context.
The project will gather exemplary case studies from the industry and implementation point of view in order to define criteria and guidance tools to promote BiPV diffusion. This repository of case studies will form the base for the development of a digital platform and new business models and funding mechanisms for the stakeholders involved. Results and material dissemination are intended to improve the technological and cultural transfer of the entire value chain and to create a replicable tool for the different transnational regions.
Project Duration: May 2019 – October 2021 (30 months)
Eurac; SUPSI – Università della Svizzera Italiana; Regione Lombardia; Ticino Energia; Sunage; Solar retrofit
Contacts: Elena Lucchi (Project Coordinator) email@example.com
Date: 9 May 2019 - 9 October 2021