The objective of IEA PVPS Task 10 was to enhance the opportunities for wide-scale, solution-oriented application of photovoltaic power electricity production in the urban environment as part of an integrated approach that maximizes building energy efficiency and solar thermal and photovoltaic usage. Value analysis, policy incentives, analysis tools as well as system design and integration that have proven successful in the IEA PVPS participating countries were developed to the extent possible into a uniform international set of tools for the global market.
The objective mentioned above was accomplished through:
The Task’s long-term goal is for urban-scale PV photovoltaic to be a desirable and common place feature of the urban environment in IEA PVPS member countries.
SubTask 1 sought to define the global solar market potential through economic and other market drivers.
SubTask 2 focuses on the development of guidance to integrate photovoltaic into standard building design models, tools, practices and community energy infrastructure planning
SubTask 3 concentrates on technical and infrastructure challenges related to building integrated photovoltaic and demonstrates best practices to overcome barriers
SubTask 4 carries out the development and the dissemination of information targeting a variety of stakeholders, including market research