BIPV Design and Performance Modelling: Tools and Methods by Task 15

The report examines features and functions, as well as potential development and limitations of currently available tools used in BIPV planning process, including tools specifically designed for BIPV and PV tools with capacity to simulate certain BIPV cases.


The report is available here.

National Survey Reports of PV Power Applications 2018

The National Survey Reports (NSR) for the year 2018 from most of the member countries are available now. As an important deliverable of Task 1, the NSRs provide an in-depth summary of PV policies, market development and industry data in key PV countries. They represent a source of reliable information for researchers, policymakers, energy experts or anyone interested in PV development.

The National Survey Reports for the year 2018 are available here.  

Calendar of Activities & Events

04 to 08 November 2019 : PVSEC - 29 in Xi'an, China

 - PV in the city & System Flexibility : 4th November, Monday, 13:30-17:00 

 - Advanced technology & Unsubsized market : 5th November, Tuesday, 13:30-16:00


04 November 2019 : Solar World Congress Workshop - Santiago, Chile

 Workshop on Benchmarking of short-to-long term adaptation



NEW | Analysis of requirements, specifications and regulation of BIPV by Task 15


This report focuses on the requirements, specifications and regulations relevant to the development of BIPV performance and safety standards.


The report is available here.


NEW | Recommended Practises for Wind and PV Integration Studies by Task 14

This Expert Group Report provides recommendations on how to perform studies of wind and solar PV integration. It is based on more than 10 years of work within the IEA Wind TCP Task 25: Design and Operation of Power Systems with Large Amounts of Wind Power and the IEA PVP TCP Task 14: High Penetration of PV Systems in Electricity Grids.

The publication is available here.

NEW | Coloured BIPV : Market, Research & Development by Task 15

This report focuses on the economic, technical and theoretical research and development topics of BIPV products, which are available in different colours and sizes. The given market overview of state-of-the-art coloured BIPV products clearly reveals that for all parts of a BIPV module (glass, polymers, PV-active layers), there are technical solutions available for colouring.

The publication is available here.

NEW | Net metering and PV self-consumption in emerging countries by Task 9

This paper is a comparative study in a number of African (Cape Verde, Burkina Faso, Benin, South‐ Africa, Kenya, Ghana) as well as Asian countries (India and Philippines) to review and analyse their respective PV self‐consumption policies.

The publication in English is available here

The publication in French is available here.

BIPV research teams & BIPV R&D facilities An international mapping, second version by Task 15

The scope of the report is to map the research and development teams and test facilities active in BIPV. It focuses on 17 country members of IEA PVPS Task 15 and thus, this report does not provide an exhaustive list of all research teams and facilities around the globe.

The report can be downloaded here.

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