Solar architecture in The Netherlands : demonstration in the district of tomorrow

M.J. Ritzen, C.P.W. Geurts, Zeger A.E.P. Vroon, R. Rovers

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic


Integration of PV in the Building Envelope (BIPV) is one of the four key developments necessary for large market PV penetration, together with PV efficiency improvement, price decrease and electricity storage [1]. In the course of BIPV development, demonstration projects are realized worldwide to contribute to this goal.
In Real Life Lab „The District of Tomorrow“, different BIPV field tests are realized and monitored, rooftop as well as façade. Different aspects related to BIPV are covered such as backstring ventilation, colouring, and novel opaque facade solutions. The Real Life Lab contributes to a large extend to the improvement of
BIPV market potential by creating insight in actual performance and bottlenecks in the built environment.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2015


  • BIPV
  • field testing


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