Demos

Embark on a journey through five compelling construction projects that serve as living testaments to the objectives of MASS-IPV. These demonstration projects are strategically chosen to showcase the integration of Photovoltaic (PV) technology into diverse built environments.

Demo 1

Location: Waalwijk, Netherlands
Building Type: Industrial
Installation Size:
● South Facade: 570 m2, 37 kW
● West Facade: 180 m2, 94 kW
Key MASS-IPV Innovations:
● Innovative Business Models
● Advanced Mounting System
● Aesthetic Integration
● Smart Electricity Consumption-Generation Matching
● BIPV Digital Twin for Early Fault Detection
● Circular Design of BIPV Systems

DEMO 1 is an industrial building where a carbon composite company is operating. The building owner is committed to insulating the south and west facades as part of their renovation plan. The transformation, scheduled for 2024-2025, includes installing advanced BIPV panels. This project aims to optimize electricity generation by using vertical PV installations for increased winter output and rooftop PV installations for peak summer production. After installation, the total inverter capacity will be 324kW. The innovative business models and intelligent energy strategies align with the company’s power consumption patterns, which range from 60-80kW on workdays and 10-12kW on weekends.

Demo 2

Location: Waalwijk, Netherlands
Building Type: Noise Barrier along a Motorway
Installation Size: 600 m (length), ~330 kW
Key MASS-IPV Innovations:
● Innovative Business Models
● Advanced Mounting System
● Tailored IPV Design for Noise Barriers
● Addressing Partial Shading Challenges
● Implementation of Digital Twins for Performance Monitoring

In DEMO 2, infrastructure meets sustainability along a 600-meter-long noise barrier in Waalwijk. Owned by the Department of Waterways and Public Works, this project is scheduled for transformation from 2024 to 2026. The Department of Waterways and Public Works, responsible for managing the main infrastructure in the Netherlands, leads the design, construction, and maintenance. The south side of the noise barrier will host PV modules, showcasing an improved Click&Go mounting system. The plan involves connecting the PV plant to a 1,000kVA transformer of a company across the road through a public bridge over Highway A59.

Demo 3

Location: Kassel, Germany
Building Type: Fire Station with Offices
Installation Size: ~237.6 m2 of Roof Area, ~19.8 kW
Key MASS-IPV Innovations:
● Synergies between PV and Green Roofs
● Implementation of Vertical Bifacial PV Units
● Comprehensive Monitoring of Energy and Botanical Parameters
● Tackling Regulatory Barriers for Optimal Integration

This demonstration project introduces a cost-effective and energy-efficient fusion of photovoltaics (PV) and green roofs, combining nature with advanced technology. By overcoming non-technical barriers, this initiative tackles the challenge of aligning integrated PV-green roof designs with the regulatory framework in the DACH region. Located on top of a fire station that includes offices and meeting rooms for the fire brigade, the green roof, adorned with orpine sprouts, provides an ideal backdrop for the PV system. With an installation size of approximately 237.6m2 and a capacity of about 19.8kW, the generated PV electricity takes center stage in promoting self-consumption.

Demo 4

Location: Acquarossa, Switzerland
Building Type: Multi-use Building
Installation Size: 5 Solar Windows, ~10m2, 700W (Solar Windows)
Key MASS-IPV Innovations:
● Collaboration Among Stakeholders
● Harnessing the Power of Digital Twins and Digitalization
● Implementation of Home Energy Management System and Mobility Solutions
● Prioritizing Sustainability and Circularity

This innovative multi-use building, named Humanitas, stands as a lighthouse for circular design and transparent BIPV. Carefully planned with a focus on sustainable architecture, Humanitas integrates renewable energy systems seamlessly while prioritizing resource efficiency. The installation features 5 solar windows, covering approximately 10m2 and generating 700W of power. Beyond its architectural brilliance, Humanitas incorporates digital twins, fostering a new era of digitalization in construction. The inclusion of a Home Energy Management System and mobility concepts ensures an eco-friendly and user-centric environment.

Demo 4

Location: Acquarossa, Switzerland
Building Type: Multi-use Building
Installation Size: 5 Solar Windows, ~10m2, 700W (Solar Windows)
Key MASS-IPV Innovations:
● Collaboration Among Stakeholders
● Harnessing the Power of Digital Twins and Digitalization
● Implementation of Home Energy Management System and Mobility Solutions
● Prioritizing Sustainability and Circularity

This innovative multi-use building, named Humanitas, stands as a lighthouse for circular design and transparent BIPV. Carefully planned with a focus on sustainable architecture, Humanitas integrates renewable energy systems seamlessly while prioritizing resource efficiency. The installation features 5 solar windows, covering approximately 10m2 and generating 700W of power. Beyond its architectural brilliance, Humanitas incorporates digital twins, fostering a new era of digitalization in construction. The inclusion of a Home Energy Management System and mobility concepts ensures an eco-friendly and user-centric environment.

Demo 5

Location: Oviedo, Spain
Building Type: Residential Building, Multifamily Building (9 Storeys)
Installation Size: ~110 m2, 18 kW
Key MASS-IPV Innovations:
● Lightweight BIPV for Enhanced Façade Renovation
● Integration of BIPV Digital Twin for Early Fault Detection and Diagnosis
● Application of Anti-Soiling Coating for Improved Maintenance
● Aesthetics and Visualization to Redefine Urban Landscape

A visionary project set against the vibrant backdrop of Oviedo, Spain, this residential building stands tall with nine stories and aims to revolutionize façade renovation. It does so through the use of cutting-edge lightweight BIPV. The southern façade will showcase a novel BIPV solution and an improved BIPV/T system that integrates architecturally advanced and efficient heat exchangers. With an installation size of approximately 110m2, generating 18kWp, this project not only adds significant PV capacity but also contributes to a substantial reduction in non-renewable primary energy consumption.