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.