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Prefabrication, Recyclability and Modularity for cost reductions in Smart BIPV systems

Objective

The building integrated photovoltaics sector can benefit from innovations in construction and solar energy alike, even moreso when the two are in sync. In the PVadapt project, combined innovations in modular construction and modular photovoltaics will lead to the creation of an adaptable and multifunctional BIPV system of substantially lower cost than conventional solutions. A flexible and low cost production of photovoltaics in automated processes will be employed to produce PV modules as well as elements with integrated heat pipe based heat recovery. These active energy components will be combined with passive and sustainable components with structural, mechanical, thermal and other functions to produce prefabricated BIPV modules. Prefabrication will be the key to achieving cost reductions, as well as guaranteeing quick installation with low disruption. The project will also employ a sustainable by design philosophy with all the parts of the system being recyclable/ reusable and waste based raw material supply chains will be established. A Smart Envelope System featuring grid connectivity, load prediction and shifting and intelligent energy management systems with predictive algorithms will be integrated in the PVadapt turn key BIPV system. To convincingly demonstrate the PVadapt solutions, 7 buildings of various typologies (residential, commercial, 2 offices, and 3 service stations in Spain, Greece and Austria) will have the technology installed and one new 288m2 floor space construction will be built in Portugal with a total of 464kW installed. The LCOE values will be below 2ct/kWh and the cost of the BIPV module will be below 200 euros per m2 and payback below 10 years. In these sites, the PVadapt technologies will be installed in flat and pitched roofs, as wall replacements and facades and shaders, demonstrating the holistic approach to BIPVs, improving their entire life cycle.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-RES-SingleStage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

MERIT CONSULTING HOUSE
Address
Avenue De Fre 265
1180 Uccle
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 704 420,50

Participants (17)

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 815 250
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 657 500
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 487 250
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FACHHOCHSCHULE BURGENLAND GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 800 125
Address
Campus 1
7000 Eisenstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 841 812,50
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
LKS INGENIERIA, S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 259 712
Address
Goiru Kalea 7 Polo De Innovacion
20500 Arrasate
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALCHEMIA-NOVA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 819 875
Address
Baumgartenstrasse 93
1140 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLINT ENGINEERING LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 461 387,50
Address
The Paddocks Five Ashes
TN20 6JL Mayfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARCHITEKTURBURO REINBERG ZT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 184 800
Address
Lindengasse 39/8
1070 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNISMART - FONDAZIONE UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 264 250
Address
Via Otto Febbraio 1848 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Other
COOL HAVEN - HABITACOES MODULARES E ECO-SUSTENTAVEIS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 474 250
Address
Rua Do Moinho Do Dias 24
3060 455 Cantanhede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EMTECH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 424 396
Address
Robert Bosch Strasse 7
64293 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CORE INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY OE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 311 500
Address
Delagrammatika 5
34100 Chalkis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
APOLLON SOLAR
France
EU contribution
€ 327 815,25
Address
50 Rue Jean Zay Multiparc De Parilly
69800 Saint-priest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIVIENDAS MUNICIPALES DE BILBAO ORGANISMO AUTONOMO LOCAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 458 510
Address
Cl/ Navarra 5-5A
48001 Bilbao
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ETAIREIA YDREYSEOS KAI APOCHETEFSEOS PROTEYOYSIS ANONIMI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 303 458,75
Address
Oropou - Galatsi 156
11146 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANONYMOS ETAIREIA KATASKEVON-TECHNIKON ERGON, EMPORIKON, VIOMICHANIKONKAI NAUTILIAKON EPICHEIRISEON KON'KAT
Greece
EU contribution
€ 382 121,25
Address
Irodoy Attokoy 12A
15124 Marousi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)