Workshop - BiPV meets History

Balancing heritage preservation, local RES potential and BIPV technology exploitation

BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaics) systems represent a technical solution to integrate RES (renewable energy sources) in buildings by using products that serve both as building envelope component and as power generation systems at the same time. PV integration in historic buildings and heritage contexts need to carefully balance both technical and aesthetic aspects.

By using an exemplary case study, this workshop aims at highlighting the interdisciplinary activities and heterogeneous expertise required for the adequate introduction of BIPV technologies in heritage contexts.

Starting from heritage classification and constraints detection, the workshop will address the problem of electricity load profiles generation, proposing a methodology based on clustering population characteristics and specific building typologies. Then, it will be explored both barriers and potential for hidden coloured BIPV technologies. Finally, a methodology for fine-tuning consumption and potential production will be presented, performing techno-economical optimisation for different design choices. This workshop is developed within the context of the BIPV meets History project.

Moderator: Francesco Causone, PhD, Associate professor - Energy Department, Politecnico di Milano


  • Juan Camilo Mahecha Zambrano, PhD Student - Institute for Renewable Energy, Eurac Research
  • Martina Pelle, PhD Student - Institute for Renewable Energy, Eurac Research
  • Jennifer Adami, Researcher - Institute for Renewable Energy, Eurac Research

Sun 00:00 - 00:00