BIPV Demo sites overview
A varied range of innovative BIPV products will be installed on six real buildings in five different European locations and climate conditions. Technology Readiness Level 7 (TRL7) will be demonstrated, meaning that the BIPV products in development should perform appropriately in their intended operational environments.
An overview of the demonstration sites and the products which will be installed is provided in the following tables. More details for each demonstration site are available below, along with a description of experimental sites where further testing of BIPV products will take place for the PVSITES project.
A report consultable at this link details the results of a preliminary energy audit and BIPV implementation plan for each demonstration site.
Progress in the PVISTES demonstration sites. Update: November 2018
The installation of PVSITES products at each of the demos sites in Belgium, France, Switzerland and Spain are currently at different levels of implementation.
The construction, modules installation and grid connection works for one of the carports have been finalized near Zurich. The carport structure has been built around curved, lightweight CIGS flexible modules, providing both functional and aesthetic value. More detailed information on the development of a metal-based CIGS modules for building integration is provided in the recently published report “Roofing tiles and façade elements prototypes with 10% - 14% efficiency”.