Renewables in buildingsProject Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) Enabler
This report shares information and lessons learnt from the Building Integrated PV Enabler Project.
There is an urgent need to explore the renewable energy resources such as solar PV which not only meet the increasing energy requirements of the world but also are environmentally friendly. The Zero Carbon Australia Buildings Plan promotes building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), to reach a full uptake on suitable buildings by 2030. BIPV is at Technology Readiness Level 9, but adoption has been slow in Australia because it reframes distributed solar energy as a building product which needs close collaborations between the PV and building industries. It is difficult to develop a business case for a BIPV project without accessible information and value-for-money solutions.