The energy transition is in process. More and more renewable energy sources enter the energy mix and are increasing in size. The same counts for the BIPV-technology, however it’s integration goes slowly and stimulation might be necessary to trigger the integration. This module describes why the integration goes slowly and how to determine what business opportunities are available to stimulate the breakthrough of BIPV into the energy mix on a large scale. This module contains content which:

• Describes to role of technology in modern-day society and the market.
• Points out how to find renewable business opportunities in today’s market
• Allows the student to develop his or her own vision on the necessary stimulations which lead to the breakthrough of the BIPV-technology into the energy mix


After successfully completing the module on FUTURE PERSPECTIVES, the student:


  • Is able to identify potential future sustainable business roles
  • Understands how new technologies can influence the market and society
  • Knows how to identify key business opportunities in the field of renewable energy sources and green building-sector
  • Understands the concepts of the MLP and the TM-theory
  • Has developed his/her own vision on the requirements to make sure BIPV develop out of its own niche
  • Knows the current state of BIPV and the future perspectives of this technology

Project information

The Dem4BIPV project brings together leading universities in Europe to train the BIPV professionals of the future.

Project coordinator

Wilfried van Sark

T +31 (0) 30 253 7611/7600  | 

Utrecht University

Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development

Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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Co Funded by the Erasmus+ Program