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Bringing down costs of BIPV multifunctional solutions and processes along the value chain, enabling widespread nZEBs implementation

Deliverables

Project website

Development of a multipurpose project website for widespread communication, but also as share-point for the consortium. The first version will be available by month 4, but it will be actively updated throughout project development. Task 9.7.

Potential contribution of BIPV systems to nearly Zero Energy Buildings and methodology for project outputs assessment

The potential contribution of BIPV solutions in meeting nZEB related requirements will be estimated and a related methodology to quantify the contribution of project outputs towards these targets will be developed. The analysis will be conducted for different applications, building types and locations. Work related to task 1.4.

Report on testing sequences for each BIPV product

This report will provide the testing sequences to be performed for each BIPV product developed and optimized within BIPVBOOST project, in particular the module performance under partial shading and with non-uniform light absorption (due for example to glass treatment or interface coloring) and specific durability related effects will be considered and assessed. This report will provide also input to international standardization bodies to further develop existing standards for BIPV. Work performed in Task 5.3.

Update on BIPV market and stakeholder analysis

Summary report on market and stakeholder analysis and trends including market potential/challenges and expected desirable benefits for different stakeholders. Update on the work previously done by former European projects (e.g. PVSITES). The deliverable gathers the work performed in Task 9.1.

Cost-reduction roadmap for the European BIPV sector

Identification of cost reduction areas for the EU BIPV sector and definition of cost reduction roadmap. Quantified yearly objectives will be determined for each source of cost and steps along the BIPV value chain. Work performed in Task 1.2.

Collection of building typologies and identification of possibilities with optimal market share

This report will collect different archetypal BIPV showcases (e.g. selection of archetypes) representative of the European building stock. Based on an extensive review of architectural and urban BIPV references, the deliverable will establish a census of some best practices of BIPV implementation into real architectural projects. The goal of this analysis is to analyze the main potentials of the building stock to “host” BIPV and the evolving/success opportunities for market attractiveness in the horizon 2020 to 2030. The document will identify the main market possibilities and potentials, in terms of building typologies and building skin application for BIPV, in order to also provide valuable technical inputs for the development of successful BIPV technologies for the next decades. The deliverable is related to Task 1.3.

Report on novel crates development and cost analysis assessing the reduction of their contribution to direct costs of glass-glass BIPV products from 6% to 4%

Report on novel crates development and cost analysis assessing the reduction of their contribution to direct costs of glass-glass BIPV products from 6.1% to 4%. Several strategies will be applied including reduction of raw material, higher standardization and double stacking systems, as described in Task 4.4.

Report on annual events, eNewsletters and social media campaign achievements (update 2)

Updated report on the project related dissemination in major relevant conferences and other events by project partners. Report on e-Newsletters launched and social media campaign achievements. To be updated in month 48. Tasks 9.7 to 9.11.

Dissemination and communication plan (update 1)

First update of the plan, which sets the most appropriate strategies for dissemination and communication, in line with the strategies for exploitation of results. It will be updated in months 48, including lessons learnt. The deliverable is related to Tasks 9.6 to 9.11.

Report on annual events, e-Newsletters and social media campaign achievements

Project related dissemination in major relevant conferences and other events by project partners. Report on e-Newsletters launched and social media campaign achievements. To be updated in months 24, 36 and 48. Tasks 9.7 to 9.11.

Update on regulatory framework for BIPV

Analysis on regulatory framework for BIPV in order to provide the most significant information for the project developments and, especially, their implementation in the project demo sites. Previous work already performed by PVSITES project will be used as a basis and updated to the current situation. The update will specially focus in the countries hosting BIPV demonstration activities (Spain, Italy and Belgium). Work performed in Task 9.2.

Report on standardization, performance risks and identification of related gaps for a performance-based qualification in BIPV

This deliverable, in a form of a report, will present the main gaps in the existing standards for a performance-based qualification of BIPV products. Such gaps will be identified from the analysis and the comparison among electro technical approaches (mainly prescriptive and product -specific) and construction requirements for building components (mainly performance based). The aim of this activity will be to provide possible approaches for extensions/developments of qualification procedures as well as normative that should be done in following tasks in order to guarantee quality, safety and reliability of BIPV product as both electrical and building elements. Work performed in Task 5.1.

Report on annual events, e-Newsletters and social media campaign achievements (update 1)

Updated report on the project related dissemination in major relevant conferences and other events by project partners. Report on e-Newsletters launched and social media campaign achievements. To be updated in months 36 and 48. Tasks 9.7 to 9.11.

Information modelling/management for BIPV cost-reduction. Digital adoption plan and guideline for a data-driven BIPV process and optimization strategies

This report will present the BIPV process and the main information workflows. Grounding on this, a digital BIM-based approach for BIPV will be defined and the main information management (IM) strategies in order to reduce the costs along the BIPV process will be described. IM strategies and key-performance indicators will be proposed to support an integrated process focused on BIPV cost control/reduction along the value chain within the project. Moreover, the deliverable will present a guideline for the implementation strategies of a data-driven BIPV process with proper LOD levels within the project. Tasks 6.1. and 6.2.

Monitoring guidelines and specific measurement & validation plan for each demonstration site

Common activities and technical requirements that must be completed and met to successfully achieve the monitoring and assessment tasks at building and BIPV system level. Specific actions that need to be conducted in each pilot site, which will be designed according to key parameters (BIPV technologies implemented, location of the BIPV implementation, type of architectural integration, etc.). The deliverable is related to Task 8.3.

Cost competitiveness status of BIPV solutions in Europe

Analysis of the cost competitiveness status of BIPV solutions in Europe which can provide the partners with a detailed vision of the current situation. A wide variety of BIPV products will be included, and the study will be used as a basis for the definition of optimized cost-reduction roadmaps. The deliverable is related to Task 1.1.

Parametrization, optimization and automation during design stage in order to optimize the BIPV cost-to-power ratio (predesign)

Based on its existing numerical optimization software, Xtreme, Optimal computing will adapt its existing interface to allow the software BIMSolar to configure the optimizer, set design variables, set the objectives and launch the optimization procedure. This deliverable will focus on the predesign phase. Work related to Task 6.2.

BIM-based BIPV modelling and analysis platform for ensuring interoperability and cost reduction along design, manufacturing and installation phases (predesign)

Based on its existing commercial BIMsolar® BIPV platform, EnerBIM will develop a specific BIPVBOOST plugin, aiming at providing specific KPIs and webservices to the BIPV process to pilot cost reductions all along the value chain. This plugin should be web based (platform to platform) and developed following EnerBIM’s AGILE methodology. From first prototype, alpha and beta testing phases to pre-commercial version (webservices, second prototype). Tasks 6.1 and 6.2.

Collaborative online platform to reduce BIPV costs through an integrated process.

This deliverable will report about the proof of concept of the innovation in BIM interoperability and data mining techniques in real time implemented in the collaborative web-based platform that are able to provide together next web based generation of collaborative platform with synthetic and contextual vision of BIPV costs (costs challenging design) instead of traditional iterative process (design to cost). It is expected that at least 30% of gains should be generated from BIM within the actual BIPV processes.Task 6.2.

Flexible tabber stringer for back-contact solar cells available according to specifications

Prototype of flexible tabber stringer for back-contact solar cells available at Onys and manufactured according to specifications defined in D2.1. The assessment of performance of this equipment will be reported in D2.5. Work corresponding to Task 2.3.

Façade and roof prototypes for indoor and outdoor testing

Prototypes of all façade and roof systems from WP4 for indoor and outdoor testing available. Sample needs will be defined by D5.3 (indoor testing) and D5.5 (outdoor testing). The manufacturing work will be performed in Task 4.6.

Flexible tabber stringer, lay-up, string interconnection and electroluminescence available according to specifications

Flexible tabber stringer, lay-up, string interconnection and electroluminescence equipment available and manufactured according to the specifications defined in Task 2.1. The work corresponds to Tasks 2.2, 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6.

Low cost coloured glass-glass BIPV modules samples based on powdered paints. Cost reduction from 21 to 66 €/m2 in comparison with ceramic frit paints

Fully operational low cost coloured glass-glass BIPV modules samples based on powdered paints available. Cost reduction from 21 to 66 €/m2 in comparison with ceramic frit paints. Task 3.1.

Low cost a-Si patterned glass-glass BIPV modules samples. Cost parity with digitally printed glass

Fully operational, low cost a-Si patterned glass-glass BIPV modules samples available. Cost parity with digitally printed glass will be demonstrated. Task 3.2.

Functional samples of multifunctional BIPV façade cladding system with integrated insulation complying with specifications

Functional samples of multifunctional BIPV façade cladding system with integrated insulation complying with specifications and a cost target of 250 €/m2 (of which 112 €/m2 will correspond to glass-glass modules) available. C-Si and CIGS technologies will be studied, together with Onyx 2+2 laminates for lightweight properties. Task 4.1.

Low cost bifacial cell modules for integration in balustrades. Overcost < 100€/m2 regarding non-PV equivalent products

Low cost bifacial cell modules for integration in balustrades samples available. The overcost with respect to non-PV equivalent products will be lower than 100€/m2. Task 3.3.

Functional samples of cost effective roof and façade systems complying with specifications

Functional samples of cost effective CIGS on metal roof systems complying with specifications: lightweight, modular production, easy mounting and dismounting. Cost values of 170 €/m2 by end 2020. Work related to Task 4.2.

Low cost back-contact cell modules for walkable floors and curtain wall integration at 275 €/m2 as target.

Low cost back-contact cell modules for walkable floors and curtain wall integration samples available. Cost target is 275 €/m2. The work corresponds to task 3.4.

Functional samples of cost effective glass façade systems complying with specifications

Functional samples of cost effective glass façade systems available and complying with specifications: ultra-easy plug&play mounting process, large module sizes, low weight. Cost target: 180 €/m2. Deliverable corresponding to task 4.3.

Publications

Performance Assessment of BIPV Systems: Research on BIPV Characterization Methods

Author(s): P. Bonomo, F. Parolini, F. Frontini, M. Caccivio, G. Bellenda, J.M. Vega de Seoane, D. Valencia-Caballero, S. Boddaert
Published in: Proceedings of the 37th EUPVSEC, 2020
DOI: 10.4229/eupvsec20202020-6do.12.2

BIM – A booster for Energy Transition and BIPV Adoption

Author(s): Philippe Alamy, Van Khai Nguyen, Maider Machado, Pablo Alonso
Published in: Proceedings of the 36th EUPVSEC, 2019
DOI: 10.4229/eupvsec20192019-6do.8.6

Performance Assessment of BIPV Systems: From Current Normative Framework to Next Developments

Author(s): P. Bonomo, F. Parolini, F. Frontini, E. Saretta, M. Caccivio, G. Bellenda, J.M. Vega de Seoane, D. Valencia, M. Machado, S. Boddaert
Published in: Proceedings of the 36th EUPVSEC, 2019
DOI: 10.4229/eupvsec20192019-6bv.4.6

A practical handbook for solar buildings’ stakeholders

Author(s): P. Corti, P. Bonomo, F. Frontini, P. Macé, E. Bosch
Published in: 2020