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Advanced façade and roof elements key to large scale building integration of photovoltaic energy (AFRODITE)

Objective

Building integration is the way towards large-scale application of PV within Europe. As aesthetics are key to extensive implementation of PV in buildings, special building elements will be required featuring complex geometrical shapes, improved visual appeal, and transparency. This project aims at the realisation of a diversity of electricity generating construction elements of different shapes at competitive cost in order to address the building market.
Successful implementation of the project should allow opening market segments until know reluctant to introduction of PV mainly because of non-technical reasons. There will be an advanced generic cell and interconnection technology developed to realise cost effective production of a variety of custom designed PV elements at competitive and comparable cost. Efforts will be made towards increased awareness of the FV integration opportunities towards the European building society.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MIKRO-ELEKTRONICA CENTRUM VZW
Address
75,Kapeldreef 75
3001 Heverlee
Belgium

Participants (4)

BACCINI SRL
Italy
Address
Via Postumio Ovest 244
31050 Miane
SOLTECH NV
Belgium
Address
60,Kapeldreef 60
3001 Heverlee
SWISS SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS AG
Switzerland
Address
Zentweg 21
Bern
WROCLAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Poland
Address
Janiszewskiego 11/17
50 372 Wroclaw