"BIPV - Building Integrated Photovoltaics" Thematic Session

Day 1 | Tuesday 27th October | 14.00 - 17.00

BIPV – Building Integrated Photovoltaics – are photovoltaic materials that are used to replace conventional building materials in parts of the building envelope such as the roof, skylights, or facades. They need to satisfy multiple building functions such as mechanical rigidity and structural integrity; primary weather impact protection including rain, snow, wind, etc.; energy economy, such as shading, daylighting, thermal insulation; fire protection, noise protection, in addition to architectural and aesthetic considerations. This SP2020 session featured presentations and roundtables involving several H2020 projects which are contributing to develop disruptive BIPV applications, to trigger the penetration of BIPV in the building sector, and to contribute to the creation of new opportunities and the diversification of the European PV manufacturing industry. 

Participating projects : Tech4Win ImpressiveEnergy Matching –  SOLAR WIN – PVSITESBIPVBOOST – Be-Smart – PVadapt

Session chair : Alejandro Pérez Rodríguez – IREC


  • “Welcome & overview of the session” Alejandro Pérez-Rodríguez, IREC

How to to trigger BIPV penetration in the building sector

  • “BIPVBOOST” Jose Mari Vega de Seoane Lopez, Tecnalia (PDF)
  • BeSmart” Laure-Emmanuelle Perret Aebi, EPFL (PDF)
  • PVadapt” Antonis Peppas, National Technical University of Athens (PDF)

Close-to-market BIPV solutions demonstrated on pilot buildings in Europe

  • “PVSITES” Eduardo Román , Tecnalia (PDF)
  • “Energy Matching” Laura Maturi, EURAC (PDF)

Next generation non-intrusive transparent BIPV solutions

  • “TECH4WIN” Alejandro Pérez-Rodríguez, IREC (PDF)
  • “SolarWin” Victor Izquierdo-Roca, IREC (PDF)
  • “Impressive” Frédéric Sauvage, Université de Picardie Jules Vernes
  • Q&A” Moderator, Régis Decorme, R2M Solution
  • Wrap-up & conclusion: Alejandro Pérez-Rodríguez, IREC

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