Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)
Solar Architecture towards Sustainable Cities
25-26 July 2019, Singapore
In order to achieve Super Low Energy Buildings (SLEB), Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB) or even Positive Energy Buildings (PEB), the available rooftop space for solar systems is often not sufficient to cater for a substantial amount of the electricity demand of the building. Therefore, it will be paramount for future SLEB-ZEB-PEB’s to also assess the vertical parts of a building for PV deployment. This can be in form of “Building-integrated PV” (BIPV), for example semi-transparent windows, or “Building-applied PV” (BAPV), e.g. parapets. Apart from on-site energy generation, BIPV/BAPV as part of the façade often also has the additional benefit of reducing the solar heat gain into the building, which in turn reduces the cooling load.
BIPV Conference 2019
The BIPV Conference 2019, organized by SERIS, will be held in Singapore on 25th and 26th of July 2019. This event complements the 5th “Urban Sustainability R&D Congress” co-organized by the Ministry of National Development (MND) and various government agencies. BIPV is a key enabler to achieve urban sustainability.
The BIPV Conference 2019 brings together national and international experts, architects, engineers, building professionals, building developers and various stakeholders from private and public sectors. More than 150 participants are expected. Attendance is free of charge.
In many future building designs and retrofits of existing buildings, BIPV and BAPV will be part of the considerations. Therefore, the BIPV Conference 2019 aims to share information on latest technologies, success stories and best practices from around the world, but also to openly discuss challenges and barriers for a larger adoption of a future “solar architecture” in Singapore.
BIPV Community in Singapore
BIPV is a rapidly growing market segment globally, with an installed capacity projected to surpass 11 GWp by 2020.
To overcome the space constraints and competing uses for roof-tops, building-integrated PV (BIPV) or building-applied PV (BAPV) are highly relevant for Singapore. Myths remain though about the aesthetics, energy yield and economic viability. This makes it the right time to bring BIPV industry players, innovators, building developers and private and public sector together for the first time: The “BIPV Conference 2019” will facilitate exchange of information about the latest BIPV technologies, global success stories, façade integration, retrofits, advanced modelling tools, economic viability and BIPV standards
Registration is now open via this Eventbrite link