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ENergy harVesting by Invisible Solar IntegratiON in building skins

Objective

Envision a full envelope concept that harvests solar energy from the 120 billion square meters of building surface available within the EU28. Envision using the currently unused 60 billion square meters of façade surface. That is why ‘ENVISION’ will demonstrate a full renovation concept that, for the first time, harvests energy from ALL building surfaces (transparent and opaque). The hybrid harvesting solutions will harvest energy both thermal and electric from the whole envelope, using standard PV solutions for roof and developing new solutions for the façade. As façade solutions have the lowest TRL, ‘ENVISION’ will develop energy harvesting invisible aesthetic façade solutions. The solutions will harvest maximum amount of solar energy and simultaneously retain the aesthetic and functional properties of the façade. To maximise efficient usage of the harvested energy, the solutions are coupled to novel heat systems and district heat networks.

ENVISION’ focusses on energy harvesting of the façade, and works by absorbing the invisible part of the solar radiation (the near-infrared (NIR) part, roughly 50% of the solar energy spectrum) allowing visible aspects to be retained. The ‘ENVISION’ harvesting of solar energy is achieved via:
1. heat collecting non-transparent aesthetically pleasing façade elements by harvesting the NIR solar radiation,
2. heat harvesting ventilated glass by harvesting the NIR solar radiation,
3. electricity harvesting photovoltaic glazing solutions

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/meteorology/solar radiation

Call for proposal

H2020-EEB-2017
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 006 953,06

Participants (13)

AKZO NOBEL DECORATIVE COATINGS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 172 312
Address
Christian Neefestraat 2
1077 WW Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMPERIAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 11 928
Address
The Akzonobel Building Wexham Road
SL2 5DS Slough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAM TECHNIEK BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 108 132,10
Address
Runnenburg 13
3981 AZ Bunnik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAM WONINGBOUW BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 56 271,67
Address
Runnenburg 19
3981 AZ Bunnik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 333 564,88
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PILKINGTON NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 189 000
Address
De Hoeveler 25
7547 SB Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PILKINGTON DEUTSCHLAND AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 107 712,50
Address
Haydnstrasse 19
45884 Gelsenkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 475 720
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BERGAMO TECNOLOGIE SPZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 282 625
Address
Ulica Sienkiewicza 5
95050 Konstantynow Lodzki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 837 500
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VESTIA
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 852 375
Address
Watermanweg 50 7 8 9 Etage
3067 GG Rotterdam
Activity type
Other
EMERGO HOUT & BOUW BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 418 093,31
Address
Gildestraat 1
9502 KJ Stadskanaal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PILKINGTON TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 48 125
Address
Abacus Building, 8 High Street
PA34 4BG Oban Argyl
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)