Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) is the next step in solar energy. The Netherlands strive to win in 2020 five percent of the solar energy production with these new, more aesthetic systems. Student Energy Science Floor Osseweijer researched what the Netherlands can learn from other countries.
Floor Osseweijer contributed with her research to the roadmap Bouwen aan BIPV (Building up BIPV) that Berenschot Consultancy presented on 18 November. She researched how BIPV is developing in other countries. “The governments of France and Switzerland have special subsidies for BIPV, where as in Germany and the United Kingdom you’ll find a general subsidy for solar energy.” Typical for the Netherlands is the importance of an aesthetic design. “Solar cells have to be integrated in the design of a building. It has to look nice. This is less important in for instance Germany. Every country has his own focus. Because of that we can learn a lot from each other.”