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ENergy harVesting by Invisible Solar IntegratiON in building skins

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
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Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Address

Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 Da Den Haag

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 704 437,50

Participants (13)

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AKZO NOBEL DECORATIVE COATINGS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 172 312

IMPERIAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 106 588,13

BAM TECHNIEK BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 208 298,13

BAM WONINGBOUW BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 237 680,63

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 333 564,88

PILKINGTON NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 189 000

PILKINGTON DEUTSCHLAND AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 107 712,50

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 427 000

BERGAMO TECNOLOGIE SPZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 282 625

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 837 500

STICHTING VESTIA

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 852 375

EMERGO HOUT & BOUW BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 393 093,75

PILKINGTON TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 48 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 767180

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2017

  • End date

    31 March 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 974 312,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 900 312,52

Coordinated by:

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands