EU PVSEC Programme Online
EU PVSEC 2020, 7 - 11 September 2020
Presentation: 7EO.3.6 Holistic Evaluation of the Economic Competitiveness of BIPV Solutions in Europe
Type: Oral
Date: Friday, 11th September 2020
08:30 - 10:00
Author(s): P. Macé, E. Bosch
Presenter / Speaker: P. Macé, Becquerel Institute, Brussels, Belgium
Event: Conference Conference
Session: 7EO.3 Costs, Economics, Finance and Markets
Type(s) of Access:  Conference Registration
Topic: 7. 1 Costs, Economics, Finance and Markets
Summary / Abstract: For years, building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) have been appearing as one of the key possible contribution of the PV sector to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, from residential to industrial ones. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] Especially as buildings and construction sector is responsible for 36% of final energy use in the world. [6] However, the sector remains in its infancy, with many products manufacturers, small shipment volumes and little information on the market size and possible developments. Moreover, bespoke architectural installations confined until now BIPV as a niche of both the PV and building sectors, contributing to create a blurry image of the sector, with a lack of pertinent information. BIPV products have been existing on the market for years now but few studies have identified the real attractiveness of such components and their perspectives for market development.