Seminar “Designing with Photovoltaics” at Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania

The PEARL PV seminar on “Designing with Photovoltaics”, has been successfully held on July 5, 2021, at the Transilvania University of Braşov in Braşov, Romania. The event hosted 50 attendees out of which 30% on location and 70% online.
The Chair of COST Action PEARL PV opened the seminar at 9:00 AM, followed by talks from local organizer Bogdan-Gabriel Burduhos, from the Transilvania University of Braşov (TUB) – Romania, Mihai Lates, the vice-dean of TUB and Anca Duță, the coordinator of RESREC research center of TUB.
Francesco Frontini from SUPSI, Switzerland extensively presented about the interesting BIPV Status Report in Europe.
Next Angele Reinders introduced the broader context of designing with photovoltaics with many illustrations.
Furthermore, Moritz Kitshhoff and Mathieu Baudry from Sono Motors, Germany presented about the challenges in the integration of solar on BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle). After a short break Neel Patel from Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, had a presentation about the VIPV (Vehicle integrated Photovoltaic) modeling method for dynamic scenarios.
After a lunch break we had two interesting sessions, in the first session, Bonna Newman from TNO, The Netherlands presented about Designing PV for vehicles, secondly, Marjan van Aubel from Studio Van Aubel, The Netherlands talked about solar design in everyday environments. In the final session, Tom Minderhoud from UNStudio, The Netherlands presented “The future evolution of PV in architectural design” and the last but not least presentation was “Soft and embodied solar design: a practice-based perspective on weaving solar energy into everyday life” which was presented by Pauline van Dongen from Studio Van Dongen, The Netherlands
It was a fruitful seminar with speakers from 10 different organizations. The presentations can be accessed in due course on this webpage: Seminar on “Designing with Photovoltaics” – PEARL PV (