Category: Papers

BIPV Status Report 2020 is now available !

SUPSI and the Becquerel Institute are pleased to announce that the “BIPV Status Report 2020” is now online !  The BIPV Status Report 2020 has been developed by SUPSI and Becquerel Institute. It aims to provide a practical handbook to all stakeholders of the BIPV development process, providing insights to each of these actors, although…
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Solarize Africa Market Report 2020

This second report in the “Solarize Africa” series investigates recent developments and future trends on the African continent and in 16 African national PV markets. This year’s report also focusses on solar energy and water – and the various technical applications of this combination, which are increasingly being put to use in African markets. (only…
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Cost-reduction roadmap for the European BIPV sector

This report aims at highlighting all potential improvements along the BIPV value chain, among others planned in the framework of the BIPVBOOST context, as well as gathered through a thorough literature review. These improvements are described both qualitatively and quantitatively. The final target being to translate those improvements in terms of impact on the “competitiveness” metric…
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Holistic Evaluation Of The Economic Competitiveness Of Bipv Solutions In Europe

BIPV is a complex product due to its double functionality, i.e. as building element and electricity generator). Therefore, its competitiveness assessment needs to be conducted at different levels. From a component cost competitivenessperspective, BIPV products can hardly compete against conventional building components except for the most competitive BIPV products, when compared to the most expensive…
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Self-consumption of electricity produced with photovoltaic systems in apartment buildings – Update of the situation in various IEA PVPS countries

Over the last two decades, grid-connected solar photovoltaic systems have increased from a niche market to one of the leading power generation capacity additions annually. In 2019 the total worldwide installed photovoltaic electricity generation capacity exceeded 630 GW. It is forecasted that 1 TW will be reached by 2022. This further development is coupled with…
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