10.45 Customization and Flexibility – Key Issues for the BIPV Market

Chair: Björn Rau, Helmholtz Center for Materials and Energy, Berlin, Germany

Increasing flexibility of PV-module production for BIPV
  • Flexibility in dimension and color
  • Flexibility in production
  • Reducing the cost of "flexible" BIPV-products

Bart Onsia, IMEC, Leuven, Belgium

Practical challenges for BIPV systems with several module orientations
  • Customized BIPV modules
  • String inverter
  • Electrical design

Johannes Eisenlohr, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany

Applying the lessons learnt from PV roof-intergration to facades
  • Standardization as a key issue
  • 15 years of experience with the MegaSlate roof installation
  • New technologies, new possibilities

Patrick Hofer-Noser, Meyer Burger AG, Switzerland

Customization of PV to the needs of the building skin
  • Adapting thin-film PV to the needs of the building sector
  • Flexibility regarding geometry, appearance, transparency and electrical output
  • Laser processing of semi-finished PV sheets

Stefan Haas, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Mosaic modules for improved design options in building integrated photovoltaics
  • Custom design PV modules
  • BIPV module production

Matthieu Ebert, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany

BIPV: Balancing aesthetics and technology
  • Technical solutions for the integration of solar PV into the building skin
  • Solar architecture between mass manufacturing and tailor-made solutions
  • Barriers to the standardization of solar PV in the building skin

Jochen Weick, Avancis GmbH, Torgau, Germany

Next generation BIPV: The Grosspeter Tower, Basel
  • Lighthouse project with 5.000m² CIGS PV
  • 3-fold flexibility: size, design, electrical features
  • Integrated energy concept

Christoph Schmidt, Manz CIGS Technology GmbH, Germany

12:30 Lunch