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CIEMAT office renovation with BIPV cladding (© CIEMAT)
Building data
Retrofit
Office
From 2013
BIPV system data
Opaque cold façade
Standard modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 32
System size [m²]: 172.9
Total cost [€]: 76,000
BIPV façade at Brynseng © Undervisningsbygg Oslo KF
Building data
New construction
Public
From 2013
BIPV system data
Opaque cold façade
Custom made modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 166
System size [m²]: 1,046
Total cost [€]: 828,000
Building data
New construction
Public
From 2005 to 2012
BIPV system data
Opaque tilted roof
Custom made modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 10.4
System size [m²]: 168
Total cost [€]: 170 000
Building data
New construction
Public
From 2013
BIPV system data
Opaque tilted roof
Standard modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 37.44
System size [m²]: 236
Total cost [€]: -
ENERGYbase, BIPV façade © AIT-Johannes Zinner
Building data
New construction
Office
From 2005 to 2012
BIPV system data
External opaque device
Custom made modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 48.2
System size [m²]: 400
Total cost [€]: -
BIPV west facade © Dieter Moor (ertex solar)
Building data
Retrofit
Office
From 2013
BIPV system data
Semi-transparent cold façade
Custom made modules
Nominal power [kWp]: 38.8
System size [m²]: -
Total cost [€]: -
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 2013
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

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