Happy first year BIPVBOOST!

BIPVBOOST celebrates its first year and the first results are already available!

BIPVBOOST is a new Innovation Action at the European level, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme. The project started in October and since then the project consortium has been hard at work to deliver its first results and lay the foundations for successful future project actions.

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

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

Several tasks have been carried out during the first year of project implementation. The full list of reports is provided below:

1. Cost competitiveness status of BIPV solutions in Europe

2. Update on BIPV market and stakeholder analysis

3. Update on the regulatory framework for BIPV

4. Collection of building typologies and identification of possibilities with an optimal market share

A brief summary of each report is provided in the following paragraphs.

1. Cost competitiveness status of BIPV solutions in Europe

This report provides an extensive and detailed analysis of the cost competitiveness status of BIPV solutions in Europe, taking different approaches, which can provide all interested stakeholders a detailed vision of the current economic situation of BIPV. A wide variety of BIPV products have been included, assessed in different countries under various relevant business models. The methodology developed in this report will be used as a basis for the definition of the BIPV cost-reduction roadmap

2. Update on BIPV market and stakeholder analysis

This report summarises BIPV market trends and drivers, as well as the remaining challenges. It also provides an estimation of the “total addressable market” for BIPV in key European countries. A stakeholder analysis is then presented, based among others on the work conducted in PVSITES, consisting of an inventory of involved parties in BIPV project development and their respective roles.

This analysis also allows to point out missing gaps and possible points to be optimised in order to strengthen BIPV market development

3. Update on the regulatory framework for BIPV

With an inventory and analysis of regulatory frameworks impacting BIPV systems, both at national and European levels, the report provides the most significant information for BIPV project developers. The country-level analysis especially focuses on the following markets: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland. For these, an overview of support schemes, costs, and fees, as well as building codes impacting BIPV installations are provided in a comprehensive way. Finally, a brief discussion on potential improvements to be prioritised by policy-makers concludes the document.

4. Collection of building typologies and identification of possibilities with an optimal market share

This report collects different archetypal BIPV showcases (e.g. selection of archetypes) representative of the European building stock. Based on an extensive review of architectural and urban BIPV references, the report establishes a census of some best practices of BIPV implementation into real architectural projects. The goal of this analysis is to analyse the main potentials of the building stock to “host” BIPV and the evolving/success opportunities for market attractiveness in the horizon 2020 to 2030. The document identifies the main market possibilities and potentials, in terms of building typologies and building skin application for BIPV also cover valuable technical inputs for the development of successful BIPV technologies for the next decades.

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