14:00 Active Interfaces: Large-scale PV Integration into Urban Renewal Processes

Chair: Stephen Wittkopf, University of Lucerne, Switzerland

Novel transformative design for PV modules: the infinite possibilities for powering building and cities
  • Trends in the PV module manufacturing, mainstream and building integration
  • New product developments
  • The challenges of market penetration for new solutions

Christophe Ballif, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Advanced architectural integration of BIPV in renovation projects
  • Solar electricity potential of BIPV in urban areas
  • Architectural design issues: case studies in the City of Neuchâtel
  • Three refurbishment scenarios: conservation, renovation, transformation

Emmanuel Rey, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Real estate owners’ preferences for BIPV
  • Inquiry into German and Swiss residential real estate owners’ preferences for BIPV
  • Findings for architects, installers and the building industry as a whole
  • The role of aesthetics, social status, attitudinal, behavioral and demographic factors

Hans Christoph Curtius, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Technology Transfer Projects
  • Technology readiness levels: what is there, what is needed
  • The role of design versus efficiency
  • National and international case studies

Christian Roeske, University of Lucerne, Switzerland

Coloured Photovoltaics
  • What do architects want?
  • Which PV modules are available?
  • Which projects have been built?

Stephen Wittkopf, Üserhhus, Switzerland

15:30 Coffee Break