This ImpAct-BIPV (Innovative Design for Improved Application of Glass BIPVs on Buildings aims to bring the novel emerging glass BIPVs installation on facades in its next maturity level. Buildings account for 40% of the global energy consumption and BIPVs are the answer in achieving the nearly zero energy buildings NZEB. The objective of this consortium brought together is to develop a complete BIPV system abiding to all building regulations, according to the resilience, safety and fire requirements to be installed in commercial buildings. Additionally the new product, will enable natural light to enter the building whilst filter out harmful solar radiation whilst keeping a comfortable indoor temperature for the occupants. This new glass BIPV product will be developed that can be installed on facades of commercial buildings in Southern Europe, however as this is an installation on new buildings in Cyprus, it paves the way for its wider application in similar climates as Cyprus.
""The project started in May 2019, and is scheduled to run for 24 months. The ImpAct-BIPV project is financed by the University of Cyprus." The Project ImpAct-BIPV ENTERPRISES/0618/0052 is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation .