By integrating solar systems in the roofs and facades of buildings, architects can increase the awareness for buildings with solar technology.
Register: JUN/30/2020, Submit: JUL/31/2020, Eligibility: Architects, students, owners/operators, solar technology companies, Fee: Free, Awards: 1st Prize: 15,000 EUR, Commendation Awards: 10,000 EUR, Student Awards: 2,000 EUR
The use of solar energy in and on buildings is a key aspect within energy efficient construction – for individual homes, industrial and administrative buildings, as well as residential schemes. Solar systems should be self-evident components in innovative building envelopes and refurbishments to improve energy efficiency. The challenge is to find suitable ways to implement these technical innovations in design terms. Solar thermal energy and photovoltaic open up a diverse range of possible applications and offer high quality products. By integrating solar power systems in the roof or façades of buildings in an architecturally and technically sophisticated manner, architects can increase the awareness of both builders and the public regarding the possibilities for combining buildings with solar technology, and thus help renewable energies become more widespread. To increase acceptance and to foster awareness of this topic, the Bavarian Association for the Promotion of Solar Energy (SeV Bayern) is organising the competition Architectural Award Building-Integrated Solar Technology 2020.
The SeV hopes that the award will encourage the planning and designing of excellent building-integrated solar power systems, and thus showcase exemplary solutions in qualitatively sophisticated architecture.
At least one solar power system – whether the solar system is for private, commercial, industrial or public purposes. Only systems that form a substantial part of the building will be taken into consideration. The system must produce a suitable amount of solar powered thermal and/or electrical energy, and this must be illustrated. The system must have gone into operation i. e. supplied the first provable energy, within the period from 1st January 2017 to 30th June 2020.
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