On the 18th of June at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) in Brussels, SolarPower Europe together with ETIP PV launched the “Solar Skins: An opportunity for greener cities” report. The “Solar Skins” report focuses on how local authorities can actively promote BIPV and embark on an accelerated route towards greener cities and offers a set of illustrative case studies, as well as information on the potential of Building-Integrated PV solutions to achieve carbon-neutral cities. The report intends to become a guidance document that municipal actors and policymakers can use to speed up the decarbonisation of Europe’s building stock.
The report has been developed by SolarPower Europe’s BIPV Task Force, which develops partnerships with European institutions, cities, architects and the construction and building sectors to highlight current significant gaps and the need for strengthened incentives for BIPV. The Task Force focuses on industry and market development needs and raises visibility and awareness about the potential of BIPV to help the decarbonisation goals and renewable energy targets.
The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics provides advice on solar photovoltaic energy policy. It is an independent body recognised by the European Commission and the SET Plan Steering Group as a representative of the photovoltaic sector. Its recommendations may cover the areas of research and innovation, market development including competitiveness, education and industrial policy.