This document describes the current European policy framework for nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEBs) and provides an overview of the state-of-the-art technical concepts and requirements at the center of European regulation. Several nZEB concepts are derived for different European locations, showing varying levels of BIPV integration.Download
This report summarizes the prototype statement and first exploitable results for the PVSITES BIPV software tool as of June 2016. It characterizes the distinctive functionalities, connections, maturity levels and steps needed to maximize exploitation, market uptake and commercialization of the software under development.Download
This report analyses how climatic zones as currently defined in Europe can influence the design of nZEBs. It also looks into state-of-the-art national and regional regulations for nZEBs to assess the extent to which they favor BIPV. The combination of these analyses provides an overview of the European regions which are currently the most favorable for the installation of BIPV systems.Download
This report describes the architectural and aesthetical requirements of Building-Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) systems. For a good understanding, the report starts with a general introduction of architectural aspects that apply to roofs and facades of buildings. The second part focuses on the products that will be used within the PVSITES project and finally it gives recommendations for building integration.Download
This document describes the internal project organization and procedures, tasks, timings, efforts and roles within the PVSITES project. It includes an updated, detailed project management plan, Gantt chart and work breakdown structure. It displays at least a schedule per task, responsible partner, related subtasks, related deliverables and dependencies to other tasks.Download
This document describes the standard tests needed for the fourteen BIPV products to be developed in the framework of the project prior to their market introduction. A listing and a comprehensive analysis of standards concerning BIPV products is proposed. Based on this analysis, a specific testing plan is proposed to ensure that each BIPV product developed during the course of the PVSITES complies with the identified standards. The final goal is to ensure long term reliability and performance of the BIPV products.Download
This leaflet summarises essential information about the PVSITES project: its purpose and planned activities, the consortium behind it, as well as contact details for anyone interested to get in touch.
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