Physical integration of PV into the built environment, vehicles, landscapes and infrastructures
The inherent modularity of the PV enables it to be installed in systems from Watts to Gigawatts. This
allows it to be integrated seamlessly into many different objects and surroundings, allowing space to
be used efficiently:
- BIPV (Building integrated PV)
- VIPV (Vehicle integrated PV)
- Agrivoltaics and landscape integrated PV
- Floating PV
- IIPV (Infrastructure integrated PV)
- Low-power energy harvesting PV
It will soon become a priority in cities put PV on every roof and façade, starting with those with the best orientation.
PV-enabled products must meet the requirements and standards of the original product or environ- ment. Rules and regulations must be harmonized more closely across the EU to create markets large enough to address cost-efficiently. As most of ‘IPV’ supply and value chains are based in Europe, the integration of PV creates huge opportunities for European value and job creation.