Integrated Photovoltaics

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Building-Integrated Photovoltaics

Building physics modeling, development and evaluation of building-integrated PV modules

Road-Integrated Photovoltaics

Road-integrated photovoltaics include the embedding of solar modules in and on traffic roads.

Urban Photovoltaics

Urban Photovoltaics (UPV) uses sealed areas in cities and municipalities to generate renewable electricity and to make the places visually appealing.

Vehicle-Integrated Photovoltaics

Yield assessment, module and system development for the transport sector 

Floating Photovoltaics

Floating solar modules on water surfaces have great potential.

Agrivoltaics

Technical optimization and quality assurance of agrivoltaic systems for maximum yields of PV energy and crop.

Integrated photovoltaics blends into the outer surface of buildings, roadways, railways and vehicles, such that the solar cells are often no longer visible from outside. Integrated photovoltaics uses land areas jointly with agriculture or floats on the surface of pit lakes created by flooding former open-cut mines.  New types of technology and design options allow free choice of formats and colours for integrated modules, such that their connection circuits and cell architecture can be completely covered if necessary.  Specific requirements arising from the application, for example minimised weight per area or extremely high mechanical resistance, can be met by the choice of suitable materials.

 

Press release - October 25, 2021

Electric Truck with Fully Integrated Photovoltaics Picks Up Speed

A heavy-duty truck weighing 18 tons and equipped with a 3.5 kilowatt-peak photovoltaic system is now driving on Germany's roads. The commercial vehicle with integrated high-voltage photovoltaic system and feed-in to the 800-volt traction battery has been approved for road traffic. 

 

Press release - Septmeber 14, 2021

First Agrivoltaic System for Carbon-neutral Orcharding Being Tested

As part of the project “APV-Obstbau”, BayWa r.e. and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have cooperated with other research partners to set up an agrivoltaic system for research purposes at the “Bio-Obsthof Nachtwey” in Gelsdorf, Rhineland-Palatinate. 

 

Press release - July 2, 2021

Solar Systems Learn to Swim: Research and Industry Join Forces to Perform Long-Term Tests on Different System Designs

The aim of the PV2Float project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, is to develop the potential of this technology.

Selected Research Projects

 

PVwins

Development of Wall-Integrated PV Elements for Noise Protection

 

Design2PV

Development of industrially manufacturable BIPV modules with high efficiency, innovative design and great design freedom

 

 

 

PV2GO

Solarpotentials of German Traffic Routes: Modelling, Measurement and Validation with Citizen Scientists

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  • Solar Roofing Modules Replace Roof Tiles

     

    According to a study by Fraunhofer ISE, photovoltaic systems on Germany’s roofs have a technical potential of approx. 560 GWp. So far, rooftop systems have mostly been installed on house roofs. However, with a widespread expansion of rooftop solar installations, there is a risk that the public’s acceptance of photovoltaic systems could decline. One solution is to use integrated solar modules instead of roofing tiles, which are visually hardly distinguishable from conventional roofing tiles and produce solar power at the same time.

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  • Integrated Photovoltaics – Activating Surfaces for the Energy Transition

     

    Photovoltaics is regarded as one of the most important pillars of the future energy supply. By the end of 2021, 59 GWP of photovoltaics had been installed in Germany, with about 75 % on roofs and the rest ground mounted. The integration of PV into buildings, vehicles and roads as well as the incorporation into agricultural and water areas and public places in urban centers unlocks vast areas for energy generation with a high economic potential.

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  • Floating Solar Power Plants

     

    Depending on the scenario, a photovoltaic expansion of 300 to 450 GWp is needed in Germany to ensure the success of the energy transition. Due to the limited agricultural land, land-neutral solutions must be developed. Floating PV refers to photovoltaic power plants mounted on floating bodies on standing water or at sea.

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  • Dual Use of Land with Agrivoltaics

     

    The energy transformation requires a massive expansion of solar electricity production, combined with a high demand for space. The problem for ground-mounted systems: Agricultural land is a very limited and valuable resource. Agrivoltaics solves this conflict by enabling food production and electricity generation on the same area.

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    In order to determine the solar radiation potential of passenger cars, we are currently investigating and measuring solar radiation on German roads as part of a citizen science campaign with 80 vehicles. The data will be used in new simulation models for solar radiation on traffic routes. This would allow drivers to calculate how far they could drive with solar energy, at what time and on which route.

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Current publications – Integrated Photovoltaics

 

Current Publications - Integrated Photovoltaics

Jahr
Year
Titel/Autor:in
Title/Author
Publikationstyp
Publication Type
2022 Progress and Challenges of Crop Production and Electricity Generation in Agrivoltaic Systems Using Semi-transparent Photovoltaic Technology
Gorjian, S.; Bousi, E.; Özdemir, Ö.E.; Trommsdorff, M.; Manoj Kumar, N.; Anand, A.; Kant, K.; Chopra, S.S.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2022 Softwareunabhängig-verlustfreie Projektdatenumgebung und föderal-selbstbeschreibende parametrische Modellierung multifunktionaler Bauprodukte auf Basis des Semantic Web mit Fokus auf die Gebäudehülle. Schlussbericht
Maurer, C.; Rist, T.; Kuhn, T.E.; Shi, M.; Huyeng, T.-J.; Hoffmann, A.; Thiele, C.-D.; Rüppel, U.; Sprenger, W.
Bericht
Report
2022 Building Product Ontology: Core Ontology for Linked Building Product Data
Wagner, A.; Sprenger, W.; Maurer, C.; Kuhn, T.E.; Rüppel, U.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2022 APV-Bot Demonstrator
Fahmy, K.
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Opening Address EU-PVSEC 2021
Bett, A.W.
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Aktueller Stand der Forschung/Entwicklung für Gebäudeintegrierte PV
Kuhn, T.
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Evaluating BIPV Modules with Respect to Textural Appearance, Glare, Colour and Electricity Yield
Wilson, H.R.; Bueno, B.; Eisenlohr, J.; Kuhn, T.E.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2021 PV Manufacturing in Europe. Statements
Bett, A.W.
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Proposal for a Safety Qualification Program for Vehicle-Integrated PV Modules
Markert, J.; Kutter, C.; Newman, B.; Gebhardt, P.; Heinrich, M.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2021 The MorphoColor Concept for Colored Photovoltaic Modules
Bläsi, B.; Kroyer, T.; Kuhn, T.E.; Höhn, O.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2021 Potential of Agrivoltaics to Contribute to Socio-Economic Sustainability: A Case Study in Maharashtra / India
Trommsdorff, M.; Vorast, M.; Durga, N.; Padwardhan, S.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2021 Solarstrom als Pfeiler des Energiewandels
Bett, A.W.
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Production of Photovoltaics in Europe. Opportunities and Challenges
Bett, A.W.
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Integrating PV: PV where People Live, Work and Farm
Wirth, H.
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 BauwerkIntegrierte PV (BIPV) Stand der Forschung & Entwicklung
Kuhn, T.E.
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Materialinnovationen für die Solarenergie
Bett, A.W.
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Legal Framework of Agrivoltaics in Germany
Vollprecht, J.; Trommsdorff, M.; Hermann, C.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2021 Potenziale der Integrierten Photovoltaik in Deutschland
Wirth, H.; Eggers, J.-B.; Trommsdorff, M.; Neuhaus, H.; Heinrich, M.; Wieland, S.; Schill, C.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2021 DURCHFÜHRBARKEITSSTUDIE Zur Ermittlung möglicher Forschung- und Demonstrationsfelder für Agri-Photovoltaik in Baden-Württemberg
Hörnle, O.; Riedelsheimer, J.; Trommsdorff, M.; Keinath, T.; Binder, F.; Weinmann, E.; Klodt, F.; Zikeli, S.; Pataczek, L.; Rueß, F.; Köppler, K.; Glas, M.; Mayr, U.; Frey, M.; Kromrey, V.; Vedel, D.; Klein, A.
Studie
Study
2021 Untersuchung verschattungsoptimierter Halbzellenmodule mit einlaminierter Leistungselektronik für das MPP-Tracking auf Substring-Ebene
Armbruster, C.; Kutter, C.; Schmid, A.; Tummalieh, A.; Rouffaud, G.; Basler, F.; Wille-Hausmann, B.; Famulla, J.; Schüler, M.A.; Oyebanji, U.O.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2021 The MorphoColor Concept for Colored Photovoltaic Modules and Solar Thermal Collectors
Bläsi, B.; Wessels, A.; Callies, A.; Eisenlohr, J.; Ensslen, F.; Kuhn, T.; Kroyer, T.; Höhn, O.
Vortrag
Presentation
2020 Bridging two Worlds - Standards for BIPV
Wilson, H.R.
Vortrag
Presentation
2020 Spray Pyrolysis - a Versatile Technique for Thin Film Deposition in PV
Bartsch, J.; Heitmann, U.; Jakob, L.; Mahmoud Algazzar, R.; Tutsch, L.; Hermann, R.; Kluska, S.; Bivour, M.; Bläsi, B.; Hauser, H.; Janz, S.; Glatthaar, M.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2020 Colored Modules for Integrated PV: From the MorphoColor-Concept to High Efficiency Prototypes
Bläsi, B.
Vortrag
Presentation
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