BIPV - Building Integrated Photovoltaic

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Chamber of Commerce BIPV system as a vertical dark band on the left side of the building (Arch. Wolfgang Simmerle)
Building data
New construction
Office
From 2005 to 2012
BIPV system data
Opaque cold façade
Custom made modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 3.3
System size [m²]: 30
Total cost [€]: 26,800
Castaneum Center BIPV roofing system (Arch. Albert Colz)
Building data
New construction
Public
From 2012
BIPV system data
Opaque tilted roof
Standard modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 50.2
System size [m²]: 316
Total cost [€]: 130,000
Multi-family house BIPV roofing system (building owner)
Building data
Retrofit
Residential
From 2005 to 2012
BIPV system data
Opaque tilted roof
Standard modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 1.92
System size [m²]: 30
Total cost [€]: 10,000
Seilbahn Naturns BIPV system (Eurac Research)
Building data
New construction
Other function
From 2005 to 2012
BIPV system data
Semi-transparent tilted roof, Semi-transparent façade
Custom made modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 19.3 (a) – 30.4 (b)
System size [m²]: 190 (a) – 254 (b)
Total cost [€]: 316,748
Smart Lab BIPV façade system (Arch. Gianluca Perottoni)
Building data
New construction
Public
From 2005 to 2012
BIPV system data
Semi-transparent cold façade
Standard modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 10.8
System size [m²]: 130
Total cost [€]: 85,000
Farm building BIPV system (Ing. Studio Blasbichler Co. Ltd.)
Building data
Retrofit
Agricultural
From 2005 to 2012
BIPV system data
Semi-transparent tilted roof
Standard modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 39.6
System size [m²]: 346
Total cost [€]: 146,202
Le Albere BIPV external device hanging over the buildings’ roof (Eurac Research)
Building data
New construction
Residential, Office, Commercial
From 2005 to 2012
BIPV system data
External semi-transparent device
Custom made modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 279
System size [m²]: 3,258
Total cost [€]: 1,800,000
Enzian Office BIPV system: the modules replace opaque parts of the façade (under the windows hight) and semi-transparent sections (beside the windows) (Eurac Research)
Building data
New construction
Office
From 2005 to 2012
BIPV system data
Opaque cold façade, Semi-transparent cold façade, External semi-transparent device
Custom made modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 100
System size [m²]: 2,340
Total cost [€]: -
Ütia da Ju BIPV system hanging out from the building (Augustin Clement)
Building data
Retrofit
Commercial
From 2005 to 2012
BIPV system data
Semi-transparent tilted roof
Custom made modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 7.05
System size [m²]: 100
Total cost [€]: 36,200
Milland Church BIPV system installed on the SE-facing slope (Eurac Research)
Building data
Retrofit
Religious
From 2005 to 2012
BIPV system data
Opaque tilted roof
Standard modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 19
System size [m²]: 107
Total cost [€]: 140,000
District heating plant BIPV façade system (Günther Wallnöfer)
Building data
New construction
Industrial
From 2005 to 2012
BIPV system data
Opaque cold façade, Semi-transparent cold façade
Standard modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 48.9
System size [m²]: 446.7
Total cost [€]: 357,416
La Pedevilla Chalet BIPV roofing system (Arch. Armin Pedevilla)
Building data
New construction
Residential
From 2012
BIPV system data
Opaque tilted roof
Standard modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 6
System size [m²]: 43.3
Total cost [€]: 15,616
BIPV system as central component of the main building façade (building owner)
Building data
New construction
Residential
From 2005 to 2012
BIPV system data
External semi-transparent device
Custom made modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 1.3
System size [m²]: 13
Total cost [€]: 5,992
Colterenzio winery BIPV system (Günter Richard Wett)
Building data
Retrofit
Industrial
From 2012
BIPV system data
Semi-transparent tilted roof
Standard modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 27.7
System size [m²]: 236
Total cost [€]: 138,775

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