Construct-PV will develop and demonstrate customizable, efficient and low cost BIPV for opaque surfaces of buildings. The consortium involves selected partners, leaders in the industry and research sector and more in particular in the fields of PV technology and building construction connecting all the actors in the value chain.

Click here for a flyer of Construct PV (English) (German)


Call identifier: ENERGY.2011.2.1 – 4

“Development and demonstration of standardized building components”

  • Project Duration: February 2013 – January 2018.
  • The estimated project budge: about 12Mio. €.
  • Funded by: European Commission through
  • Grant agreement no.: 295981

Posted on February 1, 2018.

The Austrian Photovoltaics Technology Platform (TPPV) is granting this year for the first time a BIPV INNOVATION AWARD.

All BIPV experts and architects are invited to send their projects till 10 February 2018. Find all details at

Three categories will be awarded:

  • Category 1: Realized projects
  • Category 2: Design Studies and Concepts
  • Special Award: Visionary Concepts

(the web site is in German only)

Posted on November 16, 2017.


Today about 50 people working as architects, building engineers, researchers, PV experts and from the building industries have the chance to visit the large BIPV facade mockup recently installed at the Z3 Building of Züblin in Stuttgart.

The façade presents and innovative design and a special fastening system was developed and validated in order to meet the requirement of the building and the wishes of the architects.

The final presentation of the conference will be soon available here.


Posted on November 15, 2017.




November 16th, 2017, 9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Location: Ed. Züblin AG
ZÜBLIN-Haus  Albstadtweg 3 – Stuttgart

In the expert forum “Building-integrated photovoltaics for green buildings” experts from photovoltaic research, architecture and planning of buildings with renewable energies give an overview of architectural possibilities for building integration, design options with photovoltaic modules and best practice examples of realized projects.
During the event there will also be tours to the Z3 office building, a DGNB-gold certified building with a building-integrated photovoltaic plant on the south facade.

Stuttagrt CPV Athens Demo siteDSCN0747_

Here you can find the detailed agenda


In parallel to this project event SUPSI will attend the Swiss Innovation Forum,  the main innovation conference in Switzerland aimed at promoting creativity, design and innovation, in Basel. Construct PV is one of the selected project by Swissuniversity that will be presented at the Future Expo exhibition.

Here you have the link to the Future Expo 2017



Posted on November 10, 2017.

Franziska Rehde from the Institute for Building Construction at the Technische Universität Dresden, attended the last IABSE conference in Vancuver with a presentation on “Standardization and testing Issues of Building integrated photovoltaic”.The achieved results within Construct PV Project were presented in front of a large public.


Information about the IABSE conference can be found here.

Posted on October 20, 2017.

NTUA  researchers and participated in the 6th International Conference “Energy in Buildings 2017” (EinB2017) organized by the Hellenic Department of ASHRAE in Athens, Greece.

NTUA presented the large roof demosite at NTUA campus. Title of the presentation is “Building integrated Photovoltaic Systems: Integration and Performance Evaluation in real site application at NTUA premises”.

At the demo site, an advanced online monitoring system has been installed providing the ability to gather all the necessary data for the performance evaluation of the BIPV system, such as power and specific energy yield.



Ashrae - Hellas

Details about the conference can be found here.

Posted on October 10, 2017.

Francesco Frontini of SUPSI participated with an oral presentation in the Session E7:Performance Modeling of BIPV Systems of the internation conference ADVANCE BUILDING SKINS 2017.
The presentation with the title A design tool for customized BIPV in a BIM-based process presented the main result within WP5 of Construct PV.
Web tool for BIPV design
The following topic have been highlighted:

  • Presentation of the new design tool for the early design phase of BIPV
  • BIPV component design customization possibilities
  • Interoperability with a BIM-based process


More information can be found on the Conference web-site at this link.




Posted on September 20, 2017.

The Project ConstructPV will participate to the upcoming EUPVSEC conference in Amsterdam.


Johannes Eisenlohr, from Fraunhofer ISE, will present details about the simulation activities performed in the project to optimize the design of the new Z3-Facade in Stuttgard.

WHEN: Thursday, 28 September 2017

SESSION:  6DO.11, Modelling and Optimisation Issues for BIPV

TITLE of presentation: Detailed Modelling of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics – From Component and environmental data to the system output

J. Eisenlohr, H.R. Wilson, T. E. Kuhn  (Fraunhofer ISE)