Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) - Energetically Sensible use of Facades

The smarter E Podcast Episode 59 | August 12, 2021 | Language: German

Germany needs a multiple of installed photovoltaic capacity to make its building stock climate-neutral by 2050. Building-integrated PV (BIPV) has a key role to play here. Building-integrated photovoltaics enable facades to be used in an energy-efficient manner. A great advantage is when already existing surfaces or surfaces that are to be built anyway can be used several times. Why is BIPV still so little common despite many advantages? What are the reservations and how can they be overcome?

Dr. Björn Rau, head of the consulting office for building-integrated photovoltaics at the Helmholtz Zentrum in Berlin, reveals.

Dr. Björn Rau, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin


  • 1.00: What exactly do we mean by building-integrated photovoltaics?
  • 10.02: What about the acceptance of BIPV?
  • 13.56: What new technological developments are there on the market?
  • 22.48: Why do we need building-integrated PV?

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About Dr. Björn Rau and the Advisory Office for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BAIP)

At the Competence Center Photovoltaics Berlin (PVcomB), part of the Helmholtz Center in Berlin, thin-film photovoltaic technologies and products are developed together with industry. Technology and knowledge transfer takes place in research projects with industrial partners and through the training of highly qualified specialists.

Dr. Björn Rau heads the Advisory Office for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BAIP) at PVcomB, where he is deputy institute director & head of technology.

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