EU PVSEC Programme Online
EU PVSEC 2021, 6 - 10 September 2021
Presentation: 6DO.6.5 Prefabricated Renewable Energy Façades for Cost-Effective Buildings (PREFAB)
Type: Oral
Date: Thursday, 9th September 2021
08:30 - 10:00
Author(s): C. de Keizer, S. Villa, M. Dörenkämper, D. Out, B. van de Vorst
Presenter / Speaker: S. Villa, TNO Energy Transition, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Event: Conference Conference
Session: 6DO.6 BIPV Implementation: Design, Assessment and Performance
Topic: 6. 1 PV on/in Buildings
Summary / Abstract: Prefabricated or ‘industrial’ building is a promising technology for reducing costs. In the Netherlands, prefabricated building is getting more popular. Integrating PV in prefabricated facades can lower costs due to avoiding installation costs and a lower material use. Further advantages may include a better freedom of design and a better quality assurance. It is expected that integrating PV in facades of highrise and low-rise office buildings or dwellings will become important in the next decade, especially in densely populated countries like the Netherlands. Aesthetic design freedom as well as complying to building norms and other relevant requirements like fire safety and options for maintenance is essential.