PV Event @ IMEC: 7 March 2013

February 02, 2013

An event organised by:



Thursday 07 March 2013
13.30 - 17.00




Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
(route description)



Generaties: www.generaties.net
IMEC: www.imec.be
Organext: www.organext.org


The future of PV:
Building Integrated PV (BIPV)

The vision of the industry & Belgian expertise

The building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) market is projected to see considerable growth in the coming years.
One of the key differentiators of BIPV from BAPV (building applied
photovoltaics) is that BIPV "substitutes" existing building materials.


At this stage in the game, the barriers to BI! PV integration include not only further technological progress but also policy incentives, building codes and public awareness. Since building products prices are variable by market and application depending on the specifics of the structure, calculating the LCOE as measured in euro/Kwh can be a challenge.

Opportunities going forward

BIPV poses an opportunity to play an essential part in a new era of distributed power generation. While some critical economic and policy
challenges exist, the value of generating power directly where it is used, aesthetic designs and flexible module form factors are just starting to be understood. This may help mitigate the barriers posed for current BIPV applications.



Welcome and registration


Welcome by Jef Poortmans, IMEC & President of GENERATIES

The Flemish Innovation Platform for Renewable Energy Generation Technology

BIPV Technology Watch (3E) by Maximilien Croufer, Project Manager, 3E

The vision of the industry with company presentations by:
  • Reynaers aluminium: perspective from the building market
  • ISSOL: need for Normalisation & Standardisation

SIM-SOPPOM (CIGS+OPV): materials, upscaling, encapsulation, ...

The vision of the industry with company presentations by:
  • AGC Glass Europe: glass applications for specialised mateials
  • Umicore: innovative materials for BIPV
 15h25-15h45 Coffee and tea break

ORGANEXT: project presentation & Superlab, by Prof. dr. Jean Manca, UHasselt

The vision of the industry with company presentations by:
  • Eight19 (UK): Printed organic PV modules
  • Heliatek (D): "Solar films" introduction
  • Solliance (BE-D-NL): R&D Cluster focus on thin film

Vlaams Fotovoltaïsch Initiatief by Jef Poortmans, IMEC


Networking reception

and visit of the IMEC's labs S & O-Line

Our content partners:


Yvette Peeters
Tel. +32 2 706 81 24
Fax +32 2 706 78 44
E-mail yvette.peeters@agoria.be

Registration is mandatory: CLICK HERE to register

Cancellation procedure (for all):
Cancellations must be confirmed by e-mail or by fax before 5/03/2013.
No-shows without cancellation will be invoiced at 100€ + VAT. You can be replaced by a colleague.