Cost-Effective: Convert facades into multifunctional, energy gaining components

The project wants to contribute to the development of a competitive industry in the fields of energy efficient construction processes, products and services, with the main purpose of reaching the goals of the EC set forth for 2020 and 2050 to address climate change issues and to contribute to improve EU energy independence.
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bfirst: fibre-reinforced solar technology

The aim of BFIRST project is the development and demonstration of a set of standardized, multifunctional photovoltaic building components based on a recently developed technology for solar cells encapsulation within glass fibre-reinforced composite materials.
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SOPHIA – European Research Infrastructure

The SOPHIA project aims at bringing together the main European Photovoltaic Research Infrastructures in order to provide the scientific community with common referential to conduct efficient and coordinated research work in the field of PV technologies.
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IEA SHC-ECBCS Task 40 Annex 54 – Towards Net Zero Energy Solar Buildings

The objective of the Task is to study current net-zero, near net-zero and very low energy buildings and to develop a common understanding, a harmonized international definitions framework, tools, innovative solutions and industry guidelines.
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IEA SHC Task 41 – Solar energy and Architecture

The main goals of the Task are to help achieving high quality architecture for buildings integrating solar energy systems, as well as improving the qualifications of the architects, their communications and interactions with engineers, manufactures and clients. Increased user acceptance of solar designs and technologies will accelerate the market penetration.
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IEA SHC Task 51 – Solar energy in Urban Planning

The main objective of Task 51 is to provide support to urban planners, authorities and architects to achieve urban areas and eventually whole cities with architecturally integrated solar energy solutions (active and passive), highly contributing to cities with a large fraction of renewable energy supply.
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PV performance for increased market transparency and customer confidence

The  project covers all pre-normative aspects from cell to system level and from instantaneous device characterization and system measurement to their life-time performance prediction and assessment.
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PV-VH-Fassaden: Ventilated curtain walling with photovoltaic elements

In cooperation with well-known industrial and research partners, the Institute for Building Construction developed new photovoltaic composite panels as an integral part of a pre-hung, rear-ventilated (VH) facade. The homogeneous surface and the frameless design have a large application potential in architecture, also for the rehabilitation of old buildings.
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HIPERB – High performance photovoltaics in buildings

The objective of the proposed work is the development of a class of thin-film solar modules based on CIS for integration into buildings. This includes modules for façades and for roofs optimized in terms of photovoltaic performance and long-term stability.
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BIPV-CIS – Improved Building Integration of PV by using Thin Film Modules in CIS Technology

Integration of PV into the ventilated building skin as well as into the insulated building skin, a CIS roof tile for roof integration at reasonable cost, a junction box and electrical connectors were developed within the project. Beneath these technological issues aesthetical and legal aspects were investigated.
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