Technological asset

BIPV: Building-integrated photovoltaics

BIPV

PROBLEM/OPPORTUNITY

The requirements for the integration of photovoltaic modules in buildings or vehicles are very demanding and difficult to meet using today's existing technologies.

In the first case, high-efficiency, flexible design, and low-cost modules are required. Within the transport sector, lightweight parts are required, with high structural strength and at a competitive cost.

Solarface photovoltaic modules developed by TECNALIA respond to these requirements.

Potential Market

  • BIPV: 15 Mm2 estimated, €2.25B
  • Application in urban infrastructures, electronic devices, aerospace…
  • Mobility, expanding market: photovoltaic sunroof and elements for cars, bikes, buses, UAVs, boats, and trains

We offer

  • TRL 7 in BIPV and mobility applications
  • TRL 4-5 in advanced composite manufacturing processes for large, low-cost series (developed for the automotive industry)
  • Technology protected by the patent families derived from WO2016038000 and trade secret

We are searching for

  • Licensee
  • Investor

Patents

Alias

Registration No.

Encapsulated photovoltaic cells and modules

WO2016038000