EU PVSEC Programme Online
EU PVSEC 2021, 6 - 10 September 2021
Presentation: 6DO.6.3 High Quality Solutions of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) – Results of a World Wide Competition in 2020
Type: Oral
Date: Thursday, 9th September 2021
08:30 - 10:00
Author(s): G. Becker, F. Flade, R. Krippner, B. Schiebelsberger, W. Weber
Presenter / Speaker: G. Becker, Bavarian Association for the Promotion of Solar Energy, Munich, Germany
Event: Conference Conference
Session: 6DO.6 BIPV Implementation: Design, Assessment and Performance
Topic: 6. 1 PV on/in Buildings
Keywords: Façade, Solar Architecture, Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV)
Summary / Abstract: The competition “Architectural Award Building-Integrated Solar Technology“ was organized for the eighth time since its establishment in summer 2000. With 159 schemes, there has been an increase in the number of countries taking part this time, with the jury reviewing competing schemes from 26 countries. Within the competition a first prize, four second prizes, a student prize and honorable mentions were awarded – with a total prize money of € 27,000. A fourstory school building in Luxemburg with PV and solar thermal systems was awarded with the first prize. There were second prizes for an apartment building in Zurich, a high rise building in Paris, a church in Germany and a solar home in India. Five honorable mentions (non-monetary prizes) were endowed: a historic building, an ice rink, a bike shelter, a solar folding roof (all in Switzerland) and an equipment barn in the USA. Many high-quality solutions indicate, that BIPV can often be applied and is able to produce electric energy and fulfill high architectural requirements.