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Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) as a core element for Smart Cities – Integrated Research, Innovation and Competitiveness Strategies within the Energy Union

For the development of a thriving BIPV-sector it will be crucial to see the PV-module as a building component technology than rather than a pure PV-module, delivering electricity. In order to exploit the huge economic potential of BIPV and its required close link with local building markets, it will be necessary to (re)organize the value chain, e.g. by enabling flexible ´production on demand´ by the BIPV element producer, in the amount, size, colour etc specified in a specific building project). This position paper outlines Strategies for integrated research, innovation and competitiveness within the Energy Union in the field of Energy Efficiency in buildings & cities and BIPV.

Overview of the EU-27 Building Policies and programs. Factsheets on the nine entranze target countries

The objective of the ENTRANZE project is to actively support policy making by providing the required data, analysis and guidelines to achieve a fast and strong penetration of nZEB and RES-H/C within the existing national building stocks.

The first section of this report provides an overview of buildings policy frameworks in the EU-27 countries. The second section provides an overview of the planned or existing activities of the Member States to develop their building stock towards nZEB standard. The last part presents a list of measures and instruments of all available nZEB-national plans.

SEAC BIPV Report 2013

The BIPV Report 2013 of the Solar Energy Application Centre presents the BIPV state-of-the-art with more than 80 representative examples (