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European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency


Bringing down costs of BIPV multifunctional solutions and processes along the value chain, enabling widespread near Zero energy buildings (nZEB) implementation.


Building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) technology has the potential to significantly contribute to the achievement of the demanding energy efficiency targets set by the EU. However, its market uptake has been hindered in the past years by the difficulties of the industry in providing holistic solutions complying with key demands from building decision makers and end-users.

Widespread market deployment depends critically on the achievement of ambitious targets in terms of significant cost reduction, flexibility of design, high performance, reliability in the long-term, aesthetics, standardization and compliance with building codes and energy market regulations.

Within this context, the main objective of BIPVBOOST project is to bring down the cost of multifunctional BIPV systems, limiting the overcost with respect to traditional, non-PV, construction solutions and non-integrated PV modules, through an effective implementation of short and medium-term cost reduction roadmaps addressing the whole BIPV value chain and demonstration of the contribution of the technology towards mass realization of nZEBs.

The project will demonstrate the key cost reductions required to implement BIPV technology in the real market, moving from iconic and costly BIPV towards a mass-market and cost-effective approach with a clear focus on the ordinary built stock, that will require a deep energy renovation in the next decades.

The project has developed innovations in the complete BIPV value chain, from BIPV construction element manufacturing, to digital tools for BIPV system design and operation and maintenance (O&M), to efforts for standardisation of BIPV systems.

The project has demonstrated in real operation conditions: (i) a completely flexible and automated BIPV manufacturing and control line, (ii) a large portfolio of multifunctional BIPV products optimally integrated in the building envelope installed in 4 demo sites, (iii) process and energy management innovation based on digitalization and (iv) advanced standardization activities supporting the qualification of BIPV systems for a massive implementation in the building skin.


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