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Demonstration at industrial scale of the FLeXible manufacturing of SMART multifunctional photovoltaic building elements

Objective

Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) is a promising area while it is still considered as a novelty dedicated only to exclusive construction. However, BIPV potential is much greater and many more solutions could be developed and BIPV could become a broadly accepted technology if the main barriers, hindering the market deployment are overcome.

SMART-FLeX consortium aims to address the identified needs for overcoming the main barriers of BIPV market deployment by proposing the collaborative project with the following overall objective:

- To demonstrate the multi-functional glass/glass PV building element as plug & play AC device for safe and easy installation into building electricity system. Demonstration of such device will cover both levels: (i) demonstration of flexibility and adaptability of manufacturing the customised design PV building elements, allowing harmonious integration in buildings and (ii) demonstration of such BIPV products in the building envelope.

Wide deployment of BIPV, as low carbon technology, would contribute to the achievement of the goals of diversification of European energy portfolio and climate change. If successfully demonstrated SMART-FLeX solution will lead to fast market replication and enhance large deployment of BIPV in short term, also contributing to the market share of RES increase in 6,73% and CO2 savings in 238 k tonnes during ten years after implementation.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2012-2
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Coordinator

PERSPEKTYVINIU TECHNOLOGIJU TAIKOMUJU TYRIMU INSTITUTAS
Address
Vismaliuku Str. 34
10423 Vilnius
Lithuania
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Algirdas Galdikas (Prof.)

Participants (7)

VIA SOLIS UAB
Lithuania
Address
Naujoji Gatve 138 G
62175 Alytus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Totilaitė Agne (Ms.)
MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
Address
Poligono Industrial Bainetxe 5A
20550 Aretxabaleta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aitor Apraiz (Mr.)
GLASSBEL EU UAB
Lithuania
Address
Pramones Gatve
Klaipeda
Administrative Contact
Ruta Usaite-Duonieliene (Mrs.)
CREATIVE AMADEO GMBH
Germany
Address
Rohrser Kapelle
Hameln
Administrative Contact
Thomas Kubena (Mr.)
SUNBEAM GMBH
Germany
Address
Zinnowitzer Strasse
Berlin
Administrative Contact
Nora Rieger (Mrs.)
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alessi Neviani (Mrs.)
PI PHOTOVOLTAIK-INSTITUT BERLIN AG
Germany
Address
Wrangelstrasse 100
10997 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Schreyer Stefanie (Ms.)