South Tyrol local government has recently defined the guidelines for the Province energy and climate package with targets for 2050, where the CO2 emissions per capita will be reduced to 1.5 t (4 t in 2020) and 90% of the energy need will be covered by renewables.
It is also foreseen that the total photovoltaic installed power will reach a minimum target of 300 MW in 2020 and 600 MW in 2050 in relation to a 180 MW installed at end 2011.
Local and national policies and feed-in tariffs as the “Conto Energia IV-V” for the photovoltaic sector have established Building Integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) as a key technology for the production of electric energy.
The principal aims of the project Flexi-BIPV are
- construction of a fully flexible outdoor test field with the possibility of changing modules, building materials, tilt angle, etc
- monitoring and testing of integration of PV modules with the building material with outdoor performance measurements of electric parameters and temperature profile
- study of off-grid PV systems with storage solutions
- testing of innovative technology for the optimization of energy and/or heat production.
The test field will be also used as a demo case for existing and innovative PV systems and technologies through dissemination and knowledge transfer.
For a list of the Photovoltaic Energy Systems research group projects please click here
For the guidelines for the Province energy and climate package click here
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