Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE


Project Coordinator

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, Germany, is the largest solar research institute in Europe. With a staff of about 1400, it is committed to promoting a sustainable, economic, secure, and socially just energy supply system based on renewable energy sources. Fraunhofer ISE coordinates the MASS-IPV project.

In addition, the institute will investigate strategies to reduce the economic and regulatory drawbacks that limit the implementation of integrated photovoltaics (IPV). It will also contribute to the improvement and promotion of solar green roofs and the acceleration of photovoltaic (PV) integration in transportation infrastructure. Fraunhofer ISE will develop digital tools for the pre-visualization of innovative IPV systems, as well as for building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) planning.



Inventor and supplier of the patented Click&Go PV module and BIPV mounting technology to transform buildings, objects, and infrastructure according to the latest laws and regulations using a prefabricated –ready-to-install mounting system for easy and secure installation of aesthetic solar facades.

In the MASS-IPV project, the Click&Go mounting system will be further developed and its functionality will be demonstrated on infrastructure and on existing building facades (renovation) that are not suitable to support the weight of PV systems.



CIDETEC is a private-applied research organization that aims to create value for companies by generating and transferring technological knowledge. CIDETEC has three international technological reference institutes and is involved in numerous research projects. CIDETEC is committed to innovation and excellence in research and is a member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance.

CIDETEC's contribution to the MASS-IPV project involves further developing a fluorine-free anti-soiling coating for lightweight PV modules. They will select the most appropriate approach, study the performance of the coating under real conditions, and implement the best solution in a demonstration project for façade renovation.



TECNALIA is the largest centre of applied research and technological development in Spain. TECNALIA collaborates with companies and institutions in various areas such as smart manufacturing, digital transformation, energy transition, sustainable mobility, health and food, urban ecosystem, and circular economy. They generate revenue through activities with companies, the sale of industrial property rights, and participation in new technology-based companies. TECNALIA is the first private organization in Spain to participate and lead in project contracting under the European Commission's HORIZON EUROPE program. They collaborate with over 100 Spanish companies in this program.

TECNALIA is involved in the MASS-IPV project, contributing to module development, testing, pre-certification, monitoring of a residential building, and leadership in several tasks and WP4.

Izpitek Solar


Izpitek is a start-up company that specializes in multifunctional photovoltaic products for BIPV, Urban Mobility, and Urban Furniture. Izpitek’s solutions are lightweight and easy to transport and install.

IZPITEK's contribution to the MASS-IPV project includes being an IPV product manufacturer. They will contribute to the specifications and design phase for the BIPV façade element and will manufacture the final prototypes for the Spanish Demo in Oviedo.



NTNU's Department of Architecture and Technology is focused on sustainable architecture and has four concentration areas represented by four research and teaching groups. The Energy & Environment group at NTNU is involved in the MASS-IPV project and is leading research tasks and coordinating the WP about Demos (WP5). NTNU will contribute to the development of simulation workflows for building performance analysis, methods for facade composition and BIPV integration, environmental impact analysis, cost-optimal analysis, reuse of materials and systems, and identification of barriers to widespread adoption of IPV solutions.



AESS is a non-profit organization that specializes in promoting renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, and reducing energy consumption among local authorities, SMEs, schools, and consumers. AESS offers consultancy services for energy planning, regulatory tools, public lighting renovation, and development of Energy Performance Contracts.

AESS's role in the MASS-IPV project is to promote new business models for integrated PV in renovation and construction and to improve the regulatory landscape.

Over Easy Solar


Over Easy Solar develops, manufactures, and supplies pre-assembled vertical PV units for easy solar installations on green and flat roofs. The company’s core product, the VPV Unit, is a patent-pending solar mounting system that reduces installation time and is compatible with various roofing surfaces.

Over Easy Solar is contributing to the MASS-IPV project by demonstrating their vertical bifacial PV solution combined with green roofs and adapting their technology for use with a wider array of green roofs. The objective is to support the massive integration of PV into the built environment.

BUGG (Bundesverband Gebäude Grün EV)


Bundesverband GebäudeGrün e.V. (BuGG) is a professional organization and advocacy group focused on building greening, including green roofs, green walls, and interior greening. BuGG aims to promote the benefits and possibilities of building greening to a wide audience. BuGG is also a member of the MASS-IPV consortium, where they share their expertise in green roofs and guide others in installing them in combination with solar energy.



A key partner in the MASS-IPV project, it is at the forefront of driving the transition to a circular economy. Specializing in comprehensive solutions for tracking, valuing, and managing materials in the built environment.

Alucoil SA


Alucoil is a Spanish multinational company specializing in manufacturing and transforming advanced materials for building, transport, and industrial applications. The company has expertise in manufacturing aluminium honeycomb panels and developing installation systems for architectural facades. Alucoil’s larcore® A2 panel is a lightweight, rigid, and recyclable composite material, while the HideTech® PRO system allows for the integration of PV solutions into facades.



Specializes in composite materials and processes. Within MASS-IPV, BRANKA focuses on developing and upscaling Solarface composite technology on Larcore, integrating a lightweight PV layer in a single manufacturing step.

BIPV Projects BV


An organization dedicated to the development, implementation, and management of Building-Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) projects. To make BIPV accessible, the platform was developed. The platform is an online platform focused on enabling collaboration, information exchange and innovation in the field of BIPV projects and technologies. The platform serves as a hub for building professionals and manufacturers. The MASS-IPV project will enhance the design and implementation platform for BIPV projects to better cater to market demands, including material passports.



Develops Building Information Modelling (BIM) solutions, innovative configurators, and 3D virtual workspaces. In MASS-IPV, ENERBIM enhances BIMsolar® applications to support urban planners and experts in decision-making for BIPV solutions.



Silla Industries is a startup that is revolutionizing e-mobility with its smart charger for electric vehicles. In MASS-IPV, Silla Industries works to optimize energy usage between PV production and building consumption, while also creating business models and user-friendly maintenance technologies for renovating industrial building facades.



STRATAGEM Ltd is an independent research and innovation SME that offers technical services and research on engineering solutions. In the context of MASS-IPV, STRATAGEM provides services in knowledge transfer, and exploitation, supports the development of the project’s Innovative Business models and serves as the project's communication and dissemination manager.



Sunthalpy has developed efficient and cost-effective heat exchangers for thermal solar panels and indoor radiant emitters, reducing energy consumption by over 90%. Sunthalpy aims to create positive energy buildings and off-grid solar houses. In the MASS-IPV project, Sunthalpy plans to hybridise BIPV panels by adding their thermal solar capture technology, which also provides cooling for the PV panel. These systems will be implemented and tested in a residential demo building in Spain to demonstrate their effectiveness in real-world applications.



Prominent vocational university specializing in energy efficiency, sustainability of buildings, and integration of innovative photovoltaic technologies. The institute offers training courses, communication platforms, and an ISO 17025-accredited PVlab for characterizing and testing photovoltaic products. In the MASS-IPV project, the SUPSI team will contribute to areas such as sustainability and digitalization of BIPV products, performance testing, BIM development, and fire safety standards.

iWin – innovative Windows


A Swiss startup producing photovoltaic modules in the form of compact and multi-functional windows. iWin contributes to MASS-IPV by reducing production costs and providing solar windows for DEMO 4.

BLANCO Architecture and Design


An architectural studio that specializes in private residences and focuses on creating buildings that make a positive contribution to the environment and prioritize sustainability. BLANCO's design principles include regenerative design, adaptive reuse, the use of sustainable materials, minimizing waste, conserving resources, promoting a circular economy, and being conscious of biodiversity. BLANCO is also dedicated to researching new materials and incorporating technologies to make a real impact on addressing climate change. In MASS-IPV, BLANCO is the owner of DEMO 4.