BIPV - Building Integrated Photovoltaics

The Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) has approved 3 orders that facilitate the commercialization of electricity generated from renewable energy sources by prosumers in facilities with a maximum installed capacity of 27 kW.   These orders provide the regulatory framework to ensure that end-consumers can be consumers and be paid for electricity supplied to the grid, ANRE said on its website.  
Post date: 14 Jan 2019
Type: News

Just as solar cadastres have become the norm to assess the roof-top PV potential in the last years, assessing the hosting capacity of the low-voltage network for electrical production is on the path to becoming a necessity for an efficient solar production action plan. The model developed here is a hybrid tool composed of a physical model computing results based on a real infrastructure and a statistical model using empirical rules based on frequently encountered cases.  
Post date: 21 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

PV-Prosumers4Grid (PVP4Grid) is an EU-funded project involving 12 partners from various European countries, beginning in October 2017 and running until March 2020. The main objective of PVP4Grid is to increase the market share and market value of PV by enabling consumers to become PV prosumers in a system-friendly manner. PVP4Grid aims at a better power system integration of PV with a focus on market integration.
Post date: 28 Sep 2018
Type: Tool

  The Energy Community Secretariat, an international organization run by the EU and the governments of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, and Ukraine – and which is responsible for transferring the good practices of the EU internal energy market to these eastern European countries – has issued New policy guidelines for the grid integration of prosumers.
Post date: 27 Sep 2018
Type: Publication

Solar cells (photovoltaics, PV) for electricity generation is forecasted to become one of the main contributors in the future energy system. Better building integration of PV (BIPV) is desired for aesthetical reasons and potentially also for cost savings. As of now, BIPV is generally more expensive than ordinary building applied PV installations (BAPV) or regular building components, which means there is a need to include other values in BIPV business models.
Post date: 10 Jul 2018
Type: News

Following the European Commission’s data, buildings are responsible for 40 % of final energy consumption and 36 % of CO2 emissions in the EU. About the 75% of the existing buildings are energy insufficient while only 0,4-1,2% of the building stock is renovated each year, depending on the various Member States. According to SETA Network this opens a vast potential for efficiency gains in Europe as well as for the integration of renewable energies in buildings and cities, in particular solar building skins (building integrated photovoltaics - BIPV).
Post date: 8 May 2018
Type: News

Building-integrated photovoltaic technologies and systems for large-scale market deployment     Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) is currently an expansive market. One of its main drivers is the increasingly demanding legislation related to energy performance in buildings.   Renewable energy technologies, and in particular the integration of photovoltaic systems in the building environment offer many possibilities to play a major role within the Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) scenario.  
Post date: 11 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The EU/2020 funded ADVANCED BIPV project (New Generation of BIPV glass with advanced integration properties) aimed to increase the competitiveness of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) technology by means of developing a new generation of photovoltaic glazing, satisfying the well-defined market demanded architectural trends. Along this line, Onyx Solar developed a new family of products classified as:  
Post date: 21 Jun 2017
Type: Link

Construct-PV aims to develop and demonstrate customisable, efficient, and low cost building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems for opaque surfaces of buildings. Opaque surfaces are selected because they represent massive wide-area spaces of untapped harvesting potential across Europe. 
Post date: 9 Dec 2015
Type: Link

Retrofitting a district is quite different from retrofitting a single building as the technological challenges involved are far greater.The Cuarto de Marzo district of Valladolid, Spain is an area spreading over 21,000 square metres with 166 residences. It is now the focus of a retrofitting project called R2CITIES which is funded by the EU. Its objective: a 60% reduction in energy consumption in individual buildings and the district as a whole.
Post date: 22 Jan 2015
Type: News