Day 1, Session Block A

10:00 Opening:

Andreas Hempel, International Academy of Architects; former President Association of German Architects BDA

10:45 PV Façades: Design, Technologies, Visions

Chair: Christian Renken, CR Energie and Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Solar building skin: A dedicated architecture
  • Catching the sun array - the impact on architectural detail
  • Tips and tricks of great BIPV architecture
  • How will solar finance the façade? The role of a third party operator

JD Steenackers, Sunsoak design & architecture, Brussels, Belgium

Innovative design solutions for BIPV
  • Organic photovoltaics (OPV) as cost efficient next generation BIPV technology
  • Freedom of form and broad choices of color and transparency
  • From complying with traditional design rules to new possibilities

David Müller, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Affordable BIPV – dream or reality?
  • BIPV mass products vs. lighthouse projects
  • State of the art BIPV technologies
  • Affordable BIPV highlighted by several case studies

Dieter Moor, Ertex Solar, Austria

Enhancing the visual design of PV-modules for façade application acceptance
  • Estimation of performance reduction due to design effects
  • Sandblasting of standard PV modules for visual design effects

Peter Fornaro, University of Basel, Switzerland

Technical requirements of PV components for BIPV
  • PV panels as façade elements
  • Durability of PV components in environments with high temperatures
  • Potential of energy optimizer and micro-inverter in PV-façades

Urs Muntwyler, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Integrated PV as an added value of façades
  • Customized design of PV panels for façades
  • Regulations of fire protection, glass static, DC cabling
  • Maximizing PV self-consumption with façade-integrated PV

Christian Renken, CR Energie, Switzerland

12:30 Lunch