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Prefabrication, Recyclability and Modularity for cost reductions in Smart BIPV systems

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 818342

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    31 March 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 067 125

  • EU contribution

    € 8 978 433,75

Coordinated by:

MERIT CONSULTING HOUSE

Belgium

Objective

The building integrated photovoltaics sector can benefit from innovations in construction and solar energy alike, even moreso when the two are in sync. In the PVadapt project, combined innovations in modular construction and modular photovoltaics will lead to the creation of an adaptable and multifunctional BIPV system of substantially lower cost than conventional solutions. A flexible and low cost production of photovoltaics in automated processes will be employed to produce PV modules as well as elements with integrated heat pipe based heat recovery. These active energy components will be combined with passive and sustainable components with structural, mechanical, thermal and other functions to produce prefabricated BIPV modules. Prefabrication will be the key to achieving cost reductions, as well as guaranteeing quick installation with low disruption. The project will also employ a sustainable by design philosophy with all the parts of the system being recyclable/ reusable and waste based raw material supply chains will be established. A Smart Envelope System featuring grid connectivity, load prediction and shifting and intelligent energy management systems with predictive algorithms will be integrated in the PVadapt turn key BIPV system. To convincingly demonstrate the PVadapt solutions, 7 buildings of various typologies (residential, commercial, 2 offices, and 3 service stations in Spain, Greece and Austria) will have the technology installed and one new 288m2 floor space construction will be built in Portugal with a total of 464kW installed. The LCOE values will be below 2ct/kWh and the cost of the BIPV module will be below 200 euros per m2 and payback below 10 years. In these sites, the PVadapt technologies will be installed in flat and pitched roofs, as wall replacements and facades and shaders, demonstrating the holistic approach to BIPVs, improving their entire life cycle.

Coordinator

MERIT CONSULTING HOUSE

Address

Avenue De Fre 265
1180 Uccle

Belgium

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 704 420,50

Participants (17)

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 815 250

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 657 500

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 487 250

FACHHOCHSCHULE BURGENLAND GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 800 125

SINTEF AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 841 812,50

LKS INGENIERIA, S COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 259 712

ALCHEMIA-NOVA GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 819 875

FLINT ENGINEERING LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 461 387,50

ARCHITEKTURBURO REINBERG ZT GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 184 800

UNISMART - FONDAZIONE UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 264 250

COOL HAVEN - HABITACOES MODULARES E ECO-SUSTENTAVEIS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 474 250

EMTECH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 424 396

CORE INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY OE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 311 500

APOLLON SOLAR

France

EU Contribution

€ 327 815,25

VIVIENDAS MUNICIPALES DE BILBAO ORGANISMO AUTONOMO LOCAL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 458 510

ETAIREIA YDREYSEOS KAI APOCHETEFSEOS PROTEYOYSIS ANONIMI ETAIREIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 303 458,75

ANONYMOS ETAIREIA KATASKEVON-TECHNIKON ERGON, EMPORIKON, VIOMICHANIKONKAI NAUTILIAKON EPICHEIRISEON KON'KAT

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 382 121,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 818342

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    31 March 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 067 125

  • EU contribution

    € 8 978 433,75

Coordinated by:

MERIT CONSULTING HOUSE

Belgium