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Building-integrated photovoltaic technologies and systems for large-scale market deployment

Objective

Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) is currently an expansive market. Market analysts estimate a compound annual growth rate of 18,7% and a total of 5,4 GW installed worldwide between 2013 and 2019. One of the main drivers for BIPV market growth in the EU is the increasingly demanding legislation related to energy performance in buildings. The large potential for energy savings in buildings led the EU Commission to adopt the 2010/31/EU Directive on the energy performance of buildings with the objective that all new buildings are Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) by 2020. Renewable energy technologies, and in particular the integration of photovoltaic systems in the building environment offer many possibilities to play a key role within the NZEB scenario.

Despite this favorable framework for BIPV technology market uptake, initial estimations of BIPV market growth have been subsequently overestimated in the past few years. A series of demands from the stakeholders which have not been properly addressed by the BIPV value chain are the cause for this deviation. These key requirements are mainly related to the flexibility in design and aesthetics considerations, lack of tools integrating PV and building performance, demonstration of long-term reliability of the technology, compliance with legal regulations, smart interaction with the grid and cost effectiveness. Within this context:

The objective of PVSITES project is to drive BIPV technology to a large market deployment by demonstrating an ambitious portfolio of building-integrated solar technologies and systems, giving a forceful, reliable answer to the market requirements identified by the industrial members of the consortium in their day-to-day activity. High impact demonstration and dissemination actions will be accomplished in terms of cost-effective renewable generation, reduction of energy demands and smart energy management.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/sustainable architecture/sustainable building

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2015-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 166 625

Participants (14)

ONYX SOLAR ENERGY SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 501 637,50
Address
Calle Rio Cea 1 Nave H6 Poligono Industrial Las Hervencias
05004 Avila
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BEAR HOLDING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 309 631
Address
Gravin Beatrixstraat 34
2805 PJ Gouda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOBATEK INEF 4
France
EU contribution
€ 671 375
Address
Rue De Mirambeau 67
64600 Anglet
Activity type
Research Organisations
Film Optics Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 172 663,75
Address
147 Ryefield Avenue
UB10 9DA Uxbridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DA CERAMICA E DO VIDRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 215 713,75
Address
Rua Coronel Viga Simao
3025-307 Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations
FLISOM AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Gewerbestrasse 16
8155 Niederhasli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CRISTALES CURVADOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 162 443,75
Address
Poli Coll De La Manya S/n
08400 Granollers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 1 021 506,25
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 436 406,25
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUREAU D'ARCHITECTES FORMAT D2 SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 141 728,13
Address
Rue Du Banc De Sable 22
7973 Beloeil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VILOGIA SA
France
EU contribution
€ 209 035,75
Address
Rue Jean Jaures 74
59650 Villeneuve D'ascq
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
R2M SOLUTION SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 223 251,88
Address
Via Fratelli Cuzio 42
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CADCAMATION KMR SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Route De Chancy 103
1213 Onex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 235 593,75
Address
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)