Building-Integrated Photovoltaics: Where Energy Efficiency meets Building Aesthetics

7 September 2017 - 09:30 to 18:30

Within the context of energy efficiency in buildings and cities for new and existing building stock, the development of innovative design concepts, flexible manufacturing technology enabling flexibility in dimension and color and market approaches are essential for the future development of the BIPV market and the development of related national value chains.  Various national workshops aim at identifying the specific needs and opportunities of the respective national market structures in connection with the requirements for NZEBs and Positive Energy Buildings.

Flux50 and EnergyVille are pleased to invite you to the BIPV-Workshop organized in Brussels on September 7, 2017. During this Workshop we gather national stakeholders in the value chain to understand the needs and opportunities of BIPV and to mobilize the actors to support the developments needed to grasp these opportunities. After a contextual introduction, different speakers will provide you with a more thorough understanding of the BIPV value chain followed by testimonies of companies in the sector. During the break-out sessions you dive into specific subjects such as development of materials, electronic components for BIPV, installation and smart renovation, organization of the BIPV value chain or legislative issues. We finish the day with a networking drink.

Location: Brussels

Date: 7 September 9.30-18.30


  • Flux50 members: Free
  • Others: 60€


  • 9.30-9.45:  Welcome coffee & introduction (Jef Poortmans)
  • 9.45-11.00: Contextual introduction around BIPV
    Tentative speakers list:
    • Lut Bollen (BIPV): BIPV and the SET-plan Strategy
      Representative European Commission DG RTD: The Declaration on PV
    • Silke Krawietz (ETIP-PV Steering Committee Member): BIPV working group leader in ETIP-PV
    • Representative ECTP: BIPV and the European Construction Technology Roadmaps of the European Construction Technology Platform
    • Representative BPIE: BIPV and the improvement of the characteristics of the European housing stock in relation to the NZEB-directive
  • 11.00-12.30: Understanding the BIPV value chain and the interests of its stakeholders
    • Architects: Didier Steenackers
    • Facade engineering: Maaike Berkmoes, VK Architects & Engineers
    • Building component developer: Belgometal (tbc)
    • System integrator: speaker from Engie (tbc)
  • 12.30-13.30: Walking lunch
  • 13.30-14.30: Testimonies of companies in the BIPV-domain
    • Stefan Dewallef, Soltech
    • Issol (tbc)
    • Guy Beaucarne, Dow Corning
    • Erik Rasker, CTO, Reynaers
    • 3E (tbc)
  • 14.30-14.50: Description of the BIPV-roadmap as developed by EnergyVille (Bart Onsia)
  • 14.50-15.15: Coffee break
  • 15.15-16.45: Break-out sessions on:
    • Materials development for BIPV
    • Electronic components for BIPV and how to integrate them in or near the BIPV-module
    • Installation of BIPV and link with smart renovation
    • Organization of the BIPV value chain  
    • Legislative issues
  • 16.45-17.30: Report by group leaders to full audience
  • 17.30-18.30: Networking drink

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This Workshop is part of a series of European workshops and conferences in the field of Energy Efficiency in buildings and cities with a focus on Innovation in Building Integration of Photovoltaics (BIPV).  The events are organized under impulse of the various leading European national research institutes, which are Steering Committee members of the ETIP PV together with SETA Network and in collaboration with the BIPV group of the European Technology & Innovation Platform Photovoltaic (ETIP PV).  


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