Project details



effectIve advaNCements towaRds uptakE of PV integrAted in buildingS & infrastructurE

Start date: 01.10.2023

Duration: 54 months

Coordinator: TH!NK E

Budget: 9.63 M€


Increase focuses on innovations in PV module design, coatings, and operation guidelines to enhance aesthetics, reduce glare, and improve environmental impact and fire resistance. It also explores IPV facade, roof concepts, and noise barriers, providing practical guidance through pilots and rigorous testing.

Through the combination of aesthetics and additional functions, Building-Integrated PV (BIPV) sets itself apart from Building-Added PV (BAPV), which entails installing PV modules after the building's completion. Beyond the primary function of solar energy conversion, BIPV performs multiple functions including weather, heat, sun, and noise protection, ensuring aesthetically appealing fa├žades and roof designs while enhancing energy efficiency within a larger framework of low-carbon architecture.

The project brings together 22 partners from 8 European countries including industry experts, innovators, and researchers.

List of achievements

Access the project results here.

More information about the Demo & Testing sites here.


Contact person:
Address: TH!NK E