BIPV, A KEY ALLY IN THE ENERGY RENOVATION OF PROPERTY IN EUROPE
Although BPIV applies more specifically to new builds, it can adapt perfectly to existing constructions. Several projects have already seen the light of day, for example in the region of GOES in the Netherlands. The large project of 194 sustainable houses, led by Beveland Wonen, Bouwbedrijf Joziasse and Switch Elektro, commenced in September 2020 and will be completed fully by Summer 2021.
The purpose of this project is to bring energy independence to these houses labelled “Nul op de meter” (zero on the meter). Thus each one produces, sustainably, as much energy as it consumes thanks to the twelve solar panels installed. In addition, the resulting aesthetics are of major importance which is why the customer chose our GSE IN-ROOF SYSTEM.
A similar approach, EnergieSprong, born in the Netherlands ten years ago, aims to democratise access to guaranteed zero-energy renovations for as many people as possible and to meet the challenge of far more extensive energy renovation of dwellings.
To recover from the severe impact of the health crisis, the European Union is placing clean energy technologies at the heart of its economic renaissance. Despite a complicated year for many sectors, solar installations increased by 11% in 2020, the best year ever recorded.
The solar sector has demonstrated that it can be a key ally in turning the European Union ambition into reality. Thus under the Renovation Wave strategy, the European Commission is committed to remove the obstacles to the development of BIPV in the EU. In addition, the European Parliament is expressing its support for a European programme on solar roofs to maximise the energy efficiency potential of property in the EU. Thus, building-integrated solar solutions are finding their rightful place.