BIPVBOOST | new publications!

The first public reports from the last months of the BIPVBOOST project implementation are available! 1. Cost competitiveness status of BIPV solutions in Europe Check the extensive and detailed analysis of the cost competitiveness status of BIPV solutions in Europe. A wide variety of BIPV products have been included, assessed in different countries under various relevant business models. The methodology

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Press release | First PV impact matchmaking event at EUPVSEC 2019, Marseille

PV Impact’s first matchmaking event held at the EU PVSEC in Marseille on September 11th 2019 facilitated over 10 one-to-one networking meetings among representatives from industrial and research entities, specialised in silicon solar cells and modules technologies. This event was the first of a series of matchmaking events organised by the PV Impact Consortium with the aim to impulse the

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IMPACT OF PV PRODUCTION ON WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY PRICES

On the occasion of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Hamburg 14 – 18 September, Becquerel Institute, in partnership with Green Giraffe Energy Bankers, was awarded the Poster Award for the paper “Impact of PV Production on Wholesale Electricity Prices” by the scientific committee in the thematic area of “PV – A major electricity source” The paper

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ELIOSYS: YOUR PV TESTING PARTNER

By Serge Peeters – Eliosys ELIOSYS is the unique Solar Laboratory in Belgium proposing extended services to the photovoltaic segment. Since its creation in 2009, ELIOSYS has been active in the renewable energy market place by testing successively PV modules, solar thermal convertors and finally heat pumps. In 2010, ELIOSYS confirmed its role in the PV sector by becoming the

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WHAT QUALITY BRINGS

By Bryan Ekus, CEO – SolarUnited Several months ago, I received  communication in the mail regarding defective materials in my automobile’s dashboard.  I have noticed that it was indeed deteriorating over the last couple of years, but never thought that Toyota would be concerned with a problem in a car that is older than 10-years old.  From this I wondered if this

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DYSCRETE: POWER FROM CONCRETE

While BIPV has been traditionally limited to providing a PV functionality on discrete elements of the building (windows, claddings, tiles, …) researchers have been more and more progressing on depositing Thin Film PV material on flat building material substrates other than glass, such as metal. The present article relates to a highly innovative solution developed by researchers from the university of

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TESLA’S POWERWALL: MARKETING HYPE OR GAME CHANGER?

Tesla’s Powerwall was officially launched on 30 April 2015. Tesla’s website states: “Powerwall is a home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels, or when utility rates are low, and powers your home in the evening. It also fortifies your home against power outages by providing a backup electricity supply. Automated, compact and simple to install, Powerwall offers independence from

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INTERVIEW WITH LAURENT QUITTRE, PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER OF ISSOL

On an evening of April, Adel El Gammal had the privilege and pleasure to interview Laurent Quittre, President and Founder of ISSOL, a highly innovative Belgian company, renown for its emblematic BIPV realisations across Europe. Adel: Good evening Laurent, thank you for sharing with us today your analysis and views on the BIPV market. Laurent:  Good evening Adel, it is my pleasure

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