Report: Recommendations on storage systems for BIPV systems

Report: Recommendations on storage systems for BIPV systems

This document presents available battery technologies and their testing in order to choose the most suitable for BIPV applications. The tested batteries are aqueous sodium-ion, lithium-ion, and Li-ion LFP/LTO batteries. Using the IEC 61427-2 clause 6.5 standard, lithium-ion LFP/ G batteries are preferred for BIPV applications since they provide higher energy densities than LFP/LTO and Aquion batteries, and higher efficiency than Aquion batteries.

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Report: Common monitoring guidelines for the demonstration sites

Report: Common monitoring guidelines for the demonstration sites

This document describes the monitoring guidelines that are to be followed by each pilot site of the PVSITES project in terms of measurement to be conducted. Monitoring is needed to evaluate the impact of the BIPV technologies on the performance of the buildings or a portion of the buildings in terms of energy consumptions and indoor conditions, and to assess the performances of the implemented BIPV technologies themselves.

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Report: BIPV market and stakeholder analysis and needs

Report: BIPV market and stakeholder analysis and needs

The report presents a market and stakeholder analysis of BIPV and related technologies conducted within the scope of the PVSITES project. It includes a top down analysis of the BIPV market starting from the global situation, then focusing on the European market and finally on the PVSITES target countries. The BIPV market segmentation, synergies among technologies and constructive elements, and key market drivers and challenges are further illustrated. A stakeholder analysis concludes the document.

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Report: Prototypes of framing systems compatible with XL format and large thickness BIPV units

Report: Prototypes of framing systems compatible with XL format and large thickness BIPV units

The main content of this deliverable is divided in three main points: First of all, several existing commercial framing systems compatible with XL BIPV are analyzed in terms of architectural design and mechanical characterization. Secondly, a selection of framing options for curtain wall/skylights and façades are further studied in terms of design, hidden wiring strategies and mechanical analysis. Final sections of this deliverable include a cost analysis and the description of prototypes to be tested within the scope of Task 3.7 (Indoor Validation Testing).

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Report: Opaque PV glazing solutions based on c-Si with hidden busbars and L interconnections

Report: Opaque PV glazing solutions based on c-Si with hidden busbars and L interconnections

This document describes the development of a prototype consisting on a photovoltaic c-Si based module with an innovative solution to hide the cell and string connections, in order to improve the aesthetical appearance without other disadvantages. Background information on the materials used is additionally provided, and a cost competitiveness analysis of the developed products is conducted.

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Report: Samples of c-Si based photovoltaic glazing products for indoor validation tests

Report: Samples of c-Si based photovoltaic glazing products for indoor validation tests

This document describes all the manufactured samples of PVSITES products based the cristalline silicon technology which will be subjected to performance validation testing. This will be done in order to guarantee that the new families of products comply with applicable standards. The test sequence for each product defined by the involved partners is detailed.

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Report: See-through photovoltaic glazing solutions based on back contact solar cells

Report: See-through photovoltaic glazing solutions based on back contact solar cells

This document describes the development of laminated glazing units with back-contact solar cells. A background section briefly explains the evolution of the back contact cells development over time and the status of the technology today. A second section shows how the prototype has been developed; the configuration and the design, the existing alternatives and how the problems encountered have been resolved. The final results achieved are presented, as well as the optimized manufacturing process description. An analysis of the costs and payback periods calculation is further presented in Section 4, before the main conclusions with regards to the PVSITES objectives is presented.

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BIPV market and stakeholder survey: Summary of results

BIPV market and stakeholder survey: Summary of results

This short document summarises the results obtained from respondents to a BIPV market and stakeholder survey, which was carried out in the summer of 2016. The goal of the survey was to help the consortium to identify the BIPV market perspectives, including its trends, key drivers and challenges from the point of view of the different stakeholders. Key conclusions are provided at the end of the document.

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Report: European regulatory framework for BIPV

Report: European regulatory framework for BIPV

The document analyses the current regulatory framework applying to BIPV in Europe on both the technical and market sides. A specific focus is made on grid-parity evolution and self-consumption opportunities. The implications for the PVSITES products to be installed at the demonstration sites are derived.

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Press release - Milestone #1 achieved: “Detailed functional requirements for BIPV systems”

Press release - Milestone #1 achieved: “Detailed functional requirements for BIPV systems”

Press release issued in December 2016, after all the technical specifications for the BIPV modules and the energy conversion and management systems under development have been defined.

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