Photovoltaic integration in architecture (BIPV workshop)

Integración fotovoltaica en arquitectura


5 October 2022


TECNALIA - Paseo Mikeletegi 2, 20009 Donostia-San Sebastián


9:00 am - 1:30 pm



Decarbonization and energy generation, as a strategic resource, are relevant in our economy, and this is confirmed by the European Green Deal and the REPowerEU Plan

The integration of photovoltaic elements in architecture (BIPV - Building Integrated Photovoltaics), which replaces conventional construction materials, is presented as a solution that generates clean energy while maintaining passive properties. The low increase in costs compared to some conventional solutions and the continuous aesthetic improvements are favoring its deployment.

European meeting forum

This conference aims to promote a European meeting forum in which international experts in BIPV and high-level professionals in photovoltaics, construction and architecture will contribute keys, exchange ideas and discuss new technologies, opportunities and challenges associated with photovoltaic integration.

Who is this workshop for?

  • This event is aimed at professionals interested in the integration of photovoltaics in buildings and other infrastructures, including architecture studios, construction professionals, glass manufacturers and processors, and manufacturers of photovoltaic elements.

This event is organized in collaboration with IEA PVPS task 15.

**The language of the event will be English.





9:15 am - 9:30 am


9:30 am - 9:50 am

Introductory talk

9:50 am - 10:10 am

Why BIPV in the buildings? Energy and economic impact

Julen Astudillo (Senior Façade Researcher at TECNALIA)

10:10 am - 10:40 am

Photovoltaics-Façade – Energy + Aesthetics + Business

Karl Viriden (CEO at Viriden+Partners)

10:40 am - 11:10 am

Design experience with colored KROMATIX PV modules

Thomas Friesen (CTO at SwissInso – Kromatix)

11:10 am - 11:30 am

Coffee Break

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

BIPV solutions. New trends on BIPV.

Teodosio del Caño (CTO at Onyx Solar)

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Steps of a real BIPV façade case in Spain

Jose Mari Vega de Seoane (Senior BIPV Researcher at TECNALIA)

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm

Coffee Break

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

BIPV in Spain: main results and recommendations after the TIS analysis performed in Task 15

Nuria Martín (Senior researcher at Ciemat)

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Fire safety trends in buildings and their impact on BIPV

Xabier Olano (Fire safety lab manager at TECNALIA)

1:20 pm - 1:30 pm

Closing talk

Daniel Valencia (Senior BIPV Researcher at TECNALIA)

1:30 pm -

End of event