Upon successful completion of this course, students will

  • Understand the principle of BIPV and know all the relevant aspects of this topic
  • Understand the principles of the photovoltaic effect and should be able to make basic calculations on it.
  • Be aware of the influences on electrical performance, such as temperature and shading, and should be aware of how to maximize performance of the system.
  • Be able to make a prediction of the energy yield of a PV system at a given location.
  • Understand the effects of the position of the sun and solar irradiance on PV module performance.
  • Have gained knowledge on the (secondary) functions of BIPV and how this relates to conventional construction material.
  • Be able to understand the environmental benefits of BIPV and they should also realize where emissions occur over the life cycle.
  • Understand the market drivers, such as aesthetics and awareness, and know how to stimulate these drivers.

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

w.g.j.h.m.vansark@uu.nl  | http://www.uu.nl/staff/WGJHMvanSark/ 

Utrecht University

Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development

Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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