BIPV Quality Cities

The project BIPV Quality Cities will support innovative, building-integrated photovoltaic solutions (BIPV), adding aesthetic value to municipal buildings and lowering the buildings’ energy consumption. Solar cells will no doubt be part of a fossil-free future. However, the vast majority of solar cells that are being set up today are standard solutions which are not intended to be used together with architecture and engineering.

The project supports the development and setup of BIPV and the goals are:

  • Aesthetic solutions that provide architectural value
  • Effective solutions that live up to the promised electricity production
  • Durable solutions through the choice of materials and high quality techniques

BIPV Quality Cities create value for participating municipalities through:

  • Grants for drafting and construction projects with a focus on integrating solar cells in buildings
  • Ability to test a monitoring system that documents a photovoltaic facility’s production
  • A common platform for comparing various photovoltaic facilities’ performance.

FACTS

Partners

Cenergia, Gate 21, Energimidt Infrastruktur A/S, Solar City Denmark, Association for Sustainable Cities and Buildings, Institute of Technology, Kuben Management, Aalborg University, Solarplan, Albertslund Municipality, Copenhagen Municipality, Hørsholm Municipality and Roskilde Municipality.

Funding

22,9 million DKK, of which 5,9 millioner kroner was granted by Forsk VE.

Duration

July 2013 to June 2017.

Project leader

Cenergia. Gate 21 is for communications.

More information

Signe Poulsen, project leader Buildings & Cities