The 6th and final PVSITES training workshop occurred at the Vilogia headquarters in Lille, France. This workshop was the most popular of the BIPV workshop series, with over 50 participants taking part. The day started off with a tour of PVSITES’ largest demo-site, a 48-unit apartment building with a 112 m² BIPV wall installed on one side. While at the demo-site, participants had the opportunity to its design, installation and operation. The afternoon was combined with an engaging mixture of presentations and roundtables on a variety of topics related to PVSITES and BIPV, including the challenges faced by BIPV installers and the future of BIPV products.
The 5th PVSITES training workshop took place in Stambruges, Belgium, roughly an hour outside of Brussels towards the French border. This workshop was held in a unique location, the headquarters of project partner Format D2, which also serves as the innovative home of FD2 founder Dominique Deramaix. About 15 participants attended the Belgian version of the BIPV training workshop and guided visit. During the workshop stakeholders and project members learned about the history of BIPV, as well as the latest state-of-the-art applications. Project leaders also provided participants with the latest updates regarding PVSITES and how the technology from the project would fit into the current BIPV landscape. The workshop was capped off with a tour the “PVSITES” retrofitted home and a video on how it all came to together. Read more to download the presentations.
This event closed the PVSITES training workshops in Switzerland. On this occasion, the event was organised by CADCAMATION at the Ecole Hotelière de Genève (EHG). This emblematic location hosts one of the PVSITES demos consisting of a BIPV facade in an Educational Building. The session trained around 25 participants from the Geneva and Swiss milieu. Participants had a unique opportunity to visit and learn first-hand from the installers and module manufacturer on the installation that is currently taking place in the building. As in other sessions, the project consortium also presented the project results being the PVSITES software tool one of the most attractive results for the attendees. Click read more to download the presentations.
The third training workshop was organised by Flisom and hosted at the Nest Facilities in EMPA campus in Dübendorf. In this session, the discussion focused on the PV carports installed at EMPA and in Seuzach. Participants to the workshop had the opportunity to interact with the consortium and to visit the PVSITES carport demonstrator which is also hosting a fully operative EV charger. Click read more to get the presentations from the event.
The second training workshop has been hosted by project partner Cricursa which owns the industrial demo of the project. The workshop has been organised at their factory in Granollers, Barcelona. Several stakeholders from the region had the opportunity to learn on the project results, products developed, demonstrators and more specifically on the installation developed at the factory roof. More information about this specific demo can be consulted here
This event has been the first of six workshops that will take place across Europe in November 2019. The event gathered around 40 participants from different groups of stakeholders from PV installers, manufactures, constructors to architects. The workshop was completed with a guided visit to the PVSITES demo at Tecnalia which, in brief, consist in a BIPV installation in a office building. More information of this demo can be read here