19 December 2022
Franklin University Campus in Sorengo. The BIPV system is installed on the new auditorium’s facade on the complex’s west side. Photo: Franklin University Switzerland.
We would like to report the publication ‚BIPV Dynamic Solar Shading System for Transparent Facades – Interim report of the 29th of November 2022‚. It covers the results of the first phase of the BIPVdShading project, supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy.
The project demonstrates the market for a highly aesthetic and prefab BIPV dynamic shading technology by realizing the system in a real building and facilitating a technical and economic appraisal with activities aimed at validating the market introduction of the product. An integrated approach involving a multidisciplinary consortium of key partners combine scientific and economic value creation in Switzerland with good prospects of implementation in conformity with the Energy Strategy 2050. Starting from a TRL5 and validating cost-effectiveness, energy efficiency and reliability of the product, the technology innovation of this BIPV solution will demonstrate the technology consistency with low process and maintenance costs in the real full-scale building and in compliance with a TRL7. Demonstrating the aesthetic, energy and economic benefit ratio, this BIPV system will also be capable of attracting users‘ interest for high replicability.