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:
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?
What are the other benefits of attending?
|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 BIPV||Kiru 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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