29th March 2017


The second ACTIVE INTERFACES PhD Seminar took place at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne on Wednesday , March 29th 2017. On this occasion, the five PhD students participating in the ACTIVE INTERFACES interdisciplinary research project presented their work :

Dr. Sophie Lufkin (EPFL LAST) - Welcome greetings and presentation of the seminar.

Ana Martins (EPFL PV-Lab) - Lightweight PV solutions: from prototypes towards large area modules

Sergi Aguacil (EPFL LAST) - Architectural design strategies for renovation projects with BIPV optimizing self-consumption and self-sufficiency

Giuseppe Peronato (EPFL LIPID) - Assessing the urban BIPV potential: towards an uncertainty-aware planning support system

Beatrice Petrovich (HSG IWÖ) - What makes people opt for a (building-integrated) photovoltaic plant? — Customer segmentation based on choice experiment in Switzerland

Alexander Stauch (HSG IWÖ) - Community Solar and BIPV – Chances and Limitations to grow BIPV.

The ACTIVE INTERFACES interdisciplinary research project, led by the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (EPFL LAST), is conducted in the framework of the National Research Programme "Energy Turnaround" (NRP 70) of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). It aims at bringing a relevant contribution to the "Energy Strategy 2050". Through a holistic approach - from industrial production to local implementation - the project will help crossing over the current obstacles for a large-scale advanced implementation of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) into urban renewal processes.

 Poster of the ACTIVE INTERFACES Phd Seminar

 NRP 70 “Energy Turnaround" homepage


 SNF homepage