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

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.

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Address

Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edificio 700
48160 Derio Bizkaia

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 166 625

Participants (14)

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ONYX SOLAR ENERGY SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 501 637,50

BEAR HOLDING BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 309 631

NOBATEK INEF 4

France

EU Contribution

€ 671 375

Film Optics Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 172 663,75

CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DA CERAMICA E DO VIDRO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 215 713,75

FLISOM AG

Switzerland

CRISTALES CURVADOS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 162 443,75

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 021 506,25

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 436 406,25

BUREAU D'ARCHITECTES FORMAT D2 SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 141 728,13

VILOGIA SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 209 035,75

R2M SOLUTION SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 223 251,88

CADCAMATION KMR SA

Switzerland

WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 235 593,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 691768

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    30 June 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.4.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.2.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 490 472,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 467 611,76

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain