EU PVSEC Programme Online
EU PVSEC 2021, 6 - 10 September 2021
Presentation: 5DO.3.6 Method for Collecting and Identifying Issues in Operation. BIPV Systems Improvement Solution
Type: Oral
Date: Thursday, 9th September 2021
13:30 - 15:00
Author(s): S. Boddaert, D. Trebosc, V. Delisle, C. Kapsis, N. Martín Chivelet, M. Machado, H.R. Wilson, J. Eisenlohr, A.G. Imenes, G.C. Eder, P. Macé, J.T. Kim, W.G.J.H.M. van Sark, M. Ritzen, P. Kovács, H. Ishii, F. Frontini, P. Bonomo, K. Kappel, K.H.B. Frederiksen
Presenter / Speaker: S. Boddaert, CSTB, Sophia Antipolis, France
Event: Conference Conference
Session: 5DO.3 Performance of Field and BIPV Systems
Topic: 5. 3 Operation, Performance and Maintenance of PV Systems
Summary / Abstract: The BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaics) sector is currently widely supported by innovative products which must ensure several functions in addition to renewable energy production. These components must produce as much energy as traditional photovoltaic components, but they must also be economically efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly. The entire value chain is today mainly driven by the development of these new components in order to offer products that are increasingly suited to the construction market.The current growth of the BIPV market hasstruggledto convince of its relevance, enabling itto move from a niche market to a mass market. If the technical manufacturing solutions and physical justifications are proven and available, the implementation and the energy efficiency of BIPVinstallations are not factors that are put forward, however essential to ensure the safe and secure development of a new construction sector.This study therefore proposes to fill this gap, by developing a data collection methodology, relating to the effective operating quality of BIPV installations. Firstobjective is to identify the types of issues which mainly affect BIPV installations and to find preventive solutions. Second objective is also to collect all the good practices by identifying the most effective solutions for a widespread knowledge,to support the development of the BIPV sector by promoting efficiency and quality.The work presented in this article is the results of the deployment of this method of collecting and processing data, harvested from the French marketso far. To give even more scope to this work, the contribution of many other countries also involved in the BIPV sector is expected. Final objective isthe creation of an international guide of“good practices”, enriched with feedback from as many countries as possible. The collection method is currently available in 12 languages thanks to the support of the partners involved in this work, which was initiated in T15 of the IEA PVPS program