|The PV DATABASE for urban PV applications|
This PV database has been collected to disseminate important results, experiences and lessons learnt on urban applications of PV (PhotoVoltaic solar energy). It contains a comprehensive review of PV projects in the built environment in Europe and other IEA countries.
In the 1990s many building integrated PV solar energy (BIPV) projects were realized in Europe and Japan. Since 2000 projects have been realized in many other countries. Large markets have developed in some countries e.g. in Germany and Japan. In the PV database all important data and issues regarding relevant PV installations are presented to allow experiences to be internationally assessed and disseminated. The database is designed to serve the needs of the customers and other stakeholders of PV: municipal officers, architects, property developers, constructing companies, grid operators, financing companies, building owners and policy makers.
The PV database is a 'joint venture' between the PV-UP-SCALE project and the IEA PVPS Task 10 project.
Results are available on the main PV Up-scale web site relating to the four main interest areas:
IEA-PVPS TASK 10 on Urban-Scale Photovoltaic Applications
PVPS Task 10 is a collaborative project on Urban-Scale Photovoltaic Applications.
The objective of Task 10 is to enhance the opportunities for the wide-scale, solution-oriented application of PV in the urban environment, as part of an integrated approach that maximizes building energy efficiency as well as solar thermal and photovoltaics usage. Task 10 builds on previous collaborative actions, such as the important and trail-blazing work of Task 7 on BIPV (building integrated photovoltaics).
Task 10 motivates the collaboration between urban planners, architects, building engineers, PV system specialists, utility specialists, PV and building industry and other professionals involved in photovoltaics.