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.

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Call identifier: ENERGY.2011.2.1 – 4

“Development and demonstration of standardized building components”

  • Project Duration
    February 2013 – February 2017.
  • The estimated project budget
    about 12Mio. €.
  • Funded by
    European Commission through
  • Grant agreement no.

Posted on May 10, 2017.

May 11th , 2017 (Thursday)
Venue: Electra Palace hotel, 18- 20, N. Nikodimou Str., 10557 Athens, Greece

WORKSHOP New trends and applications in Building Integrated Photovoltaic System (BIPV) technologies

The orientation of EU towards a “greener” Europe sets new rules for energy management and consumption for all the involved sectors. One of the main goals set by the European Commission to be realized by 2020 is a “Greener, Energy Efficient and a Resource Efficient Europe”. For the construction sector in particular, one of the main challenges is the development of solutions able to induce reduction of total energy consumption and to achieve the greatest possible integration of renewable energy systems into the building envelope.
This challenge is aspired to be answered by the Construct-PV project with the design, development and application of a new generation of photovoltaic systems. The PV panels for the Construct-PV project are not mere means of harvesting solar energy but they are actually customizable, efficient and low-cost building components, integrated in the opaque part of the building skin.
In the present workshop, cutting – edge developments in the area of Photovoltaic Systems and their actual application on real sites, on pilot and large scale cases will be presented. Apart from the Construct-PV project results, participants will have the chance to catch a first glimpse on the new generation of multifunctional construction materials, understand more about the new photovoltaic systems, discuss with researchers and learn about all the new developments in the construction sector.

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Posted on December 16, 2016.

On the rooftop of the NTUA building in Athens, the ConstructPV demosite is currently under construction! The solar tile developed within the consortium will be installed and demonstrated.  The partners collaborated together since the early design to integrate architectural, energy, structural and technological aspects with also R&D and manufacturing. Monitoring and assessment of the installed system will then verify the accomplishment of the objectives of the program. See images under the case-studies section.

Posted on November 12, 2016.

On the 16th and 17th of November 2016, a Construct PV  General Assembly will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, hosted by UN Studio. The  project consortium will attend internal project meetings for discussing the main results achieved so far and the next steps mainly concerning the large scale demonstrators under construction in Athens and Stuttgart. Also visits to the UNStudio Project-Arnhem Station and to UnStudio office, will be part of meeting.

Posted on September 12, 2016.

In the framework of the world’s largest trade fair on glass in building, the glasstec, will host the international symposium “engineered transparency” during 20th and 21st of September, 2016. The Construct PV Mock up will be exhibited during the event and some project partners will also contribute to the international conference as participants and with scientific papers.

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Posted on July 21, 2016.

Construct PV project was represented by D’Appolonia at the event “Life Cycle Thinking, sustainability and circular economy” organized in Ravenna (Italy) by the italian association on LCA. A poster and paper entitled “Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing Analysis of Building Integrated PhotoVoltaics” presented and discussed the environmental footprint  through a so-called “cradle to grave” analysis, and the economic impacts of BIPV  from two different perspectives, the manufacturer’s  and the customer‘s one. Read more »

Posted on April 2, 2016.

On the 12th and 13th of April 2016, a Construct PV  General Assembly will be held in Stuttgart at Züblin Headquarter. The first day the project consortium will attend an internal project meeting and the second day the partners will present results of the demonstration activities to the EC Officer. Also a visit to the facade Mock-up, currently installed and exibithed within the headquarter, will be part of meeting. More information click here.

Posted on October 30, 2015.

A mobile façade mock-up prepared by the coordinator of the project Züblin AG, will be presented  during the exhibition of the 10th Energy Forum on Advanced Building Skins in Bern, Switzerland, the 03-04 November 2015 Read more »