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    Solar power on buildings: Making money by incorporating PV into building design

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    20 October 2010
    BRE Watford

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    The UK has not always been ‘plugged' in to Solar Electric (PV) technology, particularly in comparison with other European countries that have strong, stable financial incentives. Following the introduction of Feed-in Tariffs in April 2010, now is the time for the UK construction industry to use PV technology to its advantage.

    On-site electricity generation using PV:

    • creates a valuable income stream for the building owner and helps to future-proof against energy costs rises, thus increasing the building's inherent value
    • helps compliance with the latest building regulations and sustainability codes

    Building integrated PV, unlike most existing bolt-on PV solutions, can also help designers to produce interesting and distinctive architectural solutions.

    This comprehensive one-day conference will examine the economics of BIPV, the available technologies, and their financial, architectural and certification aspects. Delegates will gain an understanding of the developments in Europe and their relevance to the UK, hearing from acknowledged experts in European organisations, as well as major UK installers and suppliers.

    What will I learn at the conference?

    • How to make PV systems an attractive part of your building design
    • How to earn income from Feed-in Tariffs by generating electricity
    • An understanding of the
      o Technology;
      o Economics;
      o Architectural &
      o Certification requirements
    • How BIPV can offset building material costs
    • How to use PV building components: tiles, facades, roof laminates, glass structures

    What are the other benefits of attending?

    • A unique opportunity to meet and question leading manufacturers and experienced practitioners
    • Major BIPV organisations from the UK and Europe will be presenting
    • An exhibition of specially selected new products - including a new UK inverter manufacturer
    • A visit to BRE's world-renowned Innovation Park with full-scale examples of sustainable technologies and buildings
    • The event counts as 7.5 hours of CPD, accredited by the Construction Providers Network and recognised by all major membership organisations

    Event programme

    09:00 Registration, refreshments and exhibition  
    09:30 Welcome and intrduction  
     Introduction to PV & BIPV in the UK Steve Pester, BRE 
     BIPV connections in Europe: European networks and a guide for architects and engineers Prof. Silke Krawietz, SETA Network 
     BIPV solutions: glass and glass laminates Keith Morrison, Romag 
     BIPV solutions: flexible roofing membranes Axel Friedrich, alwitra GmbH & Co & Bob Dixon, ICB Solar
     BIPV - solving the puzzle Jan-Willem Tolkamp, Scheuten Solar 
     BIPV solutions: an installers point-of-view Martin Cotterell, Sundog Ltd 
     Understanding and maximising PV performance Prof. Nicola Pearshall, Northumbria University 
     Lunch, exhibition and networking  
     Outlook for BIPV in the UK Ray Noble, Renewable Energy Association 
     Opportunities with BRE Ventures Andrew Williams, BRE 
     Roof-mounted BIPV for commercial and industrial buildings Tom Paul, Kingspan 
     The architects view of BIPVKiru Srinivasan Venkataramana and Mindi Hadi, BRE 
     PV diffusion into the building industry and sunrise projects Daniel Fraile Montoro,
    European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA)
     BIPV product certification in the UK John Holden, BRE Global 
     Design Build Solar Initiative David Owen, PV International 
     BIPV economics & FITs Susannah Wood, Solar Century 
     BIPV economics & FITs - BRE's view Anthony Heywood, BRE 
    16:30 Networking and optional visit to the BRE Innovation Park  

    Conference programme may be subject to change

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    SETA Network | ICB Ltd | alwitra | Scheuten 


    Solar Power Portal | Solar Power UK Conference 2010 | REA | ACE | AIE | UKGBC

    Intended audience

    Architects, Engineers, Developers, Planners, PV Designers, Installers, Distributors and Consultants

    Exhibition space is now sold out

    Current exhibitors:

    For more information:

    Caroline McGill
    01923 664800

    For more information

    Caroline McGill
    01923 664800