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Reaching out for opportunities in BIPV – technology and industry developments

Sept. 15, 2015

Hamburg, Germany

Official Parallel Event at the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC)

A workshop organised by the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform and linked to the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme – IEA PVPS Task 15 has been held in Hamburg, Germany, in order to explore the growth opportunities for building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) in Europe.


SESSION I: BIPV: Expectations and visions from Architects and Building industry

SESSION II: Research, development and demonstration of innovative BIPV products

SESSION III: Panel discussion



Introduction and welcome

Marko Topic, Chair of EU PV Technology Platform


Horizon 2020 Supporting (BI)PV Innovation

Presentation of Ms Maria Getsiou, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, Renewable Energy Sources.


The Visions from the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform

Silke Krawietz & Jef Poortmans, Leaders of the BIPV working group of EU PV Technology Platform


Expectations from the building

Presentation of Stefano Carioso, E2BA coordinator


BIPV and challenges of Building Energy Management Systems

Presentation of Mr Christian Trodella, Siemens Building Technologies Division, Global Head Performance Contracting PPA


R&D support for development of BIPV products

Presentation of Mr Philippe Malbranche, CEA INES Director.


Products and system design for making PV a natural component of the building envelope

Presentation of Mr Pierre-Jean Alet, CSEM.


What are the needs of the PV industry to further enable the developments

Presentation of Mr Alexander Werner, Bosch Solar CISTech, Product Manager Energy Façades.


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