This document is part of the FOSTEr in MED strategic project that aims to fostering solar technology in the Mediterranean area, financed by the ENPI CBCMED Programme. The main aim of this document is to disseminate knowledge on Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs) within the partner regions and other areas. BIPVs means that parts of a building are substituted with photovoltaics, rather than adding photovoltaics that have been added to an existent building. The guidelines are conceived as a simple and useful tool to approach the integration of photovoltaics and get basic information needed to plan, design and install photovoltaic systems.
The guidelines are structured to allow different stakeholders to identify the information they find relevant. The first part is aimed at defining the current photovoltaic technologies that can be applied to buildings. The second part shows the added value of building integrated photovoltaic in terms of innovative design, energy efficiency and cost. The third part deals with the performance of integrated systems, their sizing and requirement. And the last part shows some best practices in the Mediterranean area.
The Mediterranean is one of the regions with most solar light in the world. Therefore it is a great opportunity to foster and implement solar technologies to increase energy efficiency of the Mediterranean countries.