Objectives of the MASS-IPV Project

The project aims to overcome financial, regulatory, societal, environmental, and technical barriers preventing the massive deployment of PV in buildings and infrastructure.
1. Increase IPV knowledge flow
Establish regional knowledge centers to transfer expertise from research and PV companies to the construction sector.
2. Reduce economic and regulatory drawbacks

Develop innovative business models and financing mechanisms to support large-scale adoption of IPV in specific building categories.

3. Improve and promote solar green roofs
Evaluate trade-offs between different building envelope technologies and demonstrate PV technologies that can be mounted on green roofs without affecting plant health.
4. Enhance sustainability and circularity of materials in IPV installations
Develop a theoretical background for sustainability assessment certificates of BIPV products and analyse innovative BIPV products according to Design for Disassembly and Adaptability principles.
5. Enable pre-visualization and aesthetic evaluation of innovative IPV systems
Develop methods for realistic visualization and aesthetic evaluation of BIPV facades in existing and new buildings.
6. Improve functionality of lightweight and easy maintenance PV technologies
Develop a lightweight BIPV product with reduced weight and anti-soiling coatings.
7. Reduce production costs of innovative BIPV technologies
Develop a pilot manufacturing process for PV semi-fabricates in solar windows and increase product quality.
8. Enable renovation of building facades unfit for PV
Develop a mounting system for industrial buildings that cannot carry the weight of PV cladding, allowing simple installation and maintenance.
9. Accelerate PV integration in transportation infrastructure
Design specific PV modules for integration in transportation infrastructure, such as noise barriers, with targeted noise absorption.
10. Integrate digital tools for BIPV planning
Develop design and planning software tools compatible with mainstream Building Information Modelling platforms to simplify and automate the design process of BIPV facades.
11. Improve monitoring of real performance and health of IPV systems
Develop digital twins for accurate monitoring and characterization of IPV systems, enabling intelligent performance monitoring and automated diagnosis.