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Seminar on “Designing with Photovoltaics”

July 5, 2021 @ 10:30 - 23:30

The one-day PEARL PV Seminar on the topic

Designing with Photovoltaics

will be held at the Transilvania University of Braşov in Braşov, Romania, on 5 July 2021. The event will be implemented in a hybrid format so to not disadvantage groups/individuals who cannot travel.

The programme will cover design, research and innovation in solar PV powered buildings, cities, vehicles, interior products, textile and fashion, to be explained and illustrated by actual design cases by world famous experts, top designers and innovative frontrunners working for Sono Motors, UNStudio, TNO, SUPSI, ENEA, University of Twente, Eindhoven University of Technology, Studio Van Aubel and Studio Van Dongen. See here for the full programme booklet with information about the framework of this event, schedule of events, speaker bios’, organizer information and practical details: Seminar Designing With Photovoltaics PEARL PV Program Booklet 01072021

The schedule will be as follows, please notice that the time is indicated in local Romanian time, EEST (East European Summer Time), which is one hour ahead of Brussels time.

Time Speaker / activity Title / pdf of presentation
9:00 – 9:30 Opening session

Angèle Reinders, Chair of COST Action PEARL PV, University of Twente and TU/e, The Netherlands

Bogdan-Gabriel Burduhos – organizer – Transilvania University of Braşov – Romania

Mihai Lates – vice-dean – TUB, Romania

Anca Duță – coordinator of RESREC research center – TUB, Romania

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9:30-10:15 Moritz Kitshhoff and Mathieu Baudrit – Sono Motors – Germany Challenges of solar Integration on BEV

Design Challenges of Solar Integration in BEV

10:15-11:00 Francesco Frontini – SUPSI – Switzerland BIPV Status Report in Europe: lessons learned from nearly 40 years of projects


11:00-11:30 Break Coffee / tea
11:30-12:00 Neel Patel – Forschungszentrum Jülich  – Germany VIPV modelling method for dynamic scenarios


12:00-12:30 Angèle Reinders – University of Twente and Eindhoven University of Technology – Netherlands Designing with photovoltaics

Designing with Photovoltaics Reinders 05072021

See also this video: Hoe halen we alle energie uit de zon? :: Universiteit van Nederland

12:30-14:00 Lunch  
14:00-14:45 Marjan van Aubel – Studio Van Aubel – The Netherlands Solar design in every day environments
14:45-15:15 Bonna Newman – TNO – The Netherlands From squares to racing stripes: Designing PV for vehicles
15:15-15:45 Break Refreshments
15:45-16:30 Tom Minderhoud – UNStudio – The Netherlands The future evolution of PV in architectural design


16:30-17:15 Pauline van Dongen – Studio Van Dongen – The Netherlands Soft and embodied solar design: a practice-based perspective on weaving solar energy into everyday life


This information package will provide travel directions, information about the venue and recommended hotels, as well as other practicalities: information Romania, Brasov 2021. In the venue, local covid-19 measures such as 1.5 meters distancing, wearing of face masks in indoor areas and good ventilation in meeting rooms will be adhered to, see also this seating plan: LOSUniversityofBrasovSeating, walking routes03062021 The current situation regarding covid-19 in Romania is reported in this document, Current rules in Romania regarding COVID-19_14062021, which will be regularly updated.

Update 24 June 2021, Romania has been labelled with the color code green, see both files below:

As usual,  this COST event can only be attended by means of an official invitation from the Grant Holder of this Action, please contact Peter Jansen for information by p.jansen@utwente.nl.
More information about the presentations will be available on this page in due course.


July 5, 2021
10:30 - 23:30


Transilvania University of Brașov


Transilvania University of Brașov
str. Institutului no. 10
Brașov, 500484 Romania
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