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"It Would Be a Shame if We Did Not Take Advantage of the Spirit of the Times " : an Analysis of Prospects and Barriers of Building Integrated Photovoltaics / Johann Koinegg, Thomas Brudermann, Alfred Posch, Maximilian Mrotzek
AuthorKoinegg, Johann ; Brudermann, Thomas In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Posch, Alfred In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Mrotzek, Maximilian
Published in
GAIA, 2013, Vol. 22, Issue 1, page 39-45
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Document typeJournal Article
Keywords (EN)building industry / European Building Directive / photovoltaic industry / zero-energy buildings
URNurn:nbn:at:at-ubg:3-1771 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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"It Would Be a Shame if We Did Not Take Advantage of the Spirit of the Times " [2.13 mb]
Abstract (English)

Building integrated photovoltaics, a special form of photovoltaics,

is still a niche market with a relatively low number of installations

worldwide. Although it is considered a promising technology,

especially in Europe where land for large-scale photovoltaic plants

is rare, several factors continue to constrain its widespread

adoption. This paper investigates the prospects for, and barriers

to, building integrated photovoltaics adoption in the European

context, building on a series of interviews with experts in the field.

The results indicate that the main problems relate to cost

calcu lations, to the existing gap between the photovoltaic and

the building industry, and to the lack of expertise and knowledge

concerning the potential of the technology among important

stakeholders. However, with the implementation of the new

European Building Directive 2010/31/EU that demands “nearly

zero-energy buildings” by 2020, building integrated photovoltaics

is likely to gain considerable momentum.