WHAT'S BIPVBOOST PROJECT?

BIPV refers to building elements that, together with their role as building cladding, produce renewable solar energy thanks to PV integration.

The overall ambition of the BIPVBOOST project focuses on bringing down the cost of multifunctional building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems, limiting the overcost with respect to traditional, non-PV, construction solutions and non-integrated PV modules.

This will be done through an effective implementation of short and medium-term cost reduction roadmaps addressing the whole BIPV value chain and demonstration of the contribution of the technology towards mass realization of nearly Zero Energy Buildings.

At least 17 demonstrated innovative solutions will result from the successful implementation of the BIPVBOOST project. Together with the large involvement from industrial partners in the consortium, a sound basis will be to pursuit a 50% reduction of additional cost of BIPV modules in 2020 and 75% reduction in 2030, and thus a substantial increase of market deployment of BIPV technology.

BIPVBOOST has been awarded by the European Commission in 2018 as a new Innovation Action at European level, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme.

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Cost-reduction roadmap for the European BIPV sector

This report aims at highlighting all potential improvements along the BIPV value chain, among others planned in the framework of the BIPVBOOST context, as well as gathered through a thorough literature review. These improvements are described both qualitatively and quantitatively. The final target being to translate those improvements in terms of impact on the “competitiveness” metric which will constitute the main KPI and thus the comparison criteria. The impact of improvements on the end-user cost of BIPV systems and other KPIs is also evaluated. Eventually, the cost-reductions will be analysed based on their certainty, the time horizon they are planned for, and the barriers that could hinder their deployment to the whole BIPV market. This will allow to draw a cost-reduction roadmap and to compare the results with specific strategic objectives defined at the European level.

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BIPVBOOST PARTNERS AND LOCATION

Led by TECNALIA, BIPVBOOST will be implemented by a multidisciplinary team of 19 partners from 7 European countries involving industrial and research partners.

“BIPV as flexible, reliable and cost-effective technology”

BIPVBOOST will ensure that the above message is heard by the different members of the BIPV community: BIPV technology providers, construction product manufacturers, architects, designers, engineers, prescribers, scientific community, investors, certification bodies and policy makers.

To this end, BIPVBOOST will organize online dissemination and on-site training in the demo sites. If you are interested in participating, get involved now and receive all the news from the project through our newsletter.