35th EU PVSEC, 24 - 28 September 2018
SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium


Designing energies in high density population areas

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Day: Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Time: 13:30 – 18:30
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Access: Open to all registered participants

This event is co-organized this year with Becquerel Institute and focuses on the role of PV in architecture, the specifics of BIPV in urban development and landscapes.

  • This event fits perfectly with the IEA-PVPS Task 15 and the Forum session dedicated to the manufacturing of BIPV.

PHOTOVOLTAICS | FORMS | LANDSCAPES is an annual event which takes place as a special side event at the series of European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition since 2011. In this session, architects, landscape architects and other environmental designers/researcher are given the floor to share their ideas on how to advance the realization of energy systems while establishing aesthetic qualities in our daily living environment. The event is co-organized by: ENEA (scientific organization) and ETA-Florence Renewable Energies (organization and promotion), with the support of Becquerel Institute and ULB-Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles.



Welcome and introduction
Alessandra Scognamiglio, ENEA & Heinz Ossenbrink, former European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Decentralization of the large solar farm into cityscape. New urban shapes as totems of a transition
Jean-Didier Steenackers, Sunsoak Design

Photovoltaics in urban areas: potentialities and value chain
Michel Huart, Institut de Gestion de l’Environnement et d’Aménagement du Territoire, IGEAT (ULB)

Photovoltaics in urban areas: new potentialities of organic photovoltaics
Quentin Van Nieuwenhoven, Laborelec (ENGIE)

Photovoltaics and land use minimization: floating solutions
Allard Van Hoeken, Oceans of Energy

Photovoltaics and land use minimization:agrivoltaic solutions
Stephan Schindele, Fraunhofer ISE

Moderators: Heinz Ossenbrink, former European Commission, Joint Research Centre; Gaetan Masson, Becquerel Institute
Conclusions: Alessandra Scognamiglio, ENEA; Laurent Quittre, ISSOL; Patrick Hendrick, ULB Ecole Polytechnique de Brussels


DEADLINE: 24th of August 2018

Photovoltaics | Forms | Landscapes 2018 will take place in Brussels, on the 26th of September, starting at 13.30 at SQUARE Brussels – Meeting Centre.

This is a special event, at its 7th edition, in conjunction with the 35th EUPVSEC, organised by ENEA, Becquerel Institute, ULB Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles, ETA-Florence and WIP-Munich.

The event highlights how architects, designers, developers, and researchers take up the challenge of letting photovoltaic systems interact with landscapes and buildings.

“Designing energies in high density population areas” is the challenge for this year’s edition, in Brussels.

Architects, developers and researchers wishing to present already completed or ongoing projects, as well as innovative research results and ideas should apply by filling the submission form.

A committee of distinguished experts will select the works to be delivered as oral/visual presentations. All the selected works will be published in the event/s proceedings.


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