Technical Tour on Building Integrated Photovoltaics

21 September 2009, Hamburg, Germany

The Technical Tour on Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), organised in the framework of the EU SUNRISE project, took place at the exhibition area of the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (24th EU PVSEC). During the tour, participants were guided by PV experts across specific booths where they had the opportunity to  meet manufacturers of innovative BIPV products. This technical tour represented a unique opportunity for installers and representatives of the building and construction sector to understand which PV modules are specifically suitable for BIPV and to talk directly with manufacturers about the features and reliability of BIPV components.

The technical tour was organised by WIP-Renewable Energies, AIE (European Association of Electrical Contractors), EPIA (European Photovoltaic Industry Association), FIEC (European Construction Industry Federation) and UIA (International Union of Architects).