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Integrated thinking for photovoltaics in buildings

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Recent developments in photovoltaic technologies enable stimulating architectural integration into building façades and rooftops. Upcoming policies and a better coordination of all stakeholders will transform how we approach building-integrated photovoltaics and should lead to strong deployment.

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This comment is based in particular on projects supported by the National Research Program NRP 70 ‘Energy Turnaround’ of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

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  1. Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Institute of Microengineering (IMT), Photovoltaics and Thin-Film Electronics Laboratory, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

    • Christophe Ballif
  2. CSEM PV-center, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

    • Christophe Ballif
    •  & Laure-Emmanuelle Perret-Aebi
  3. Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST), Lausanne, Switzerland

    • Sophie Lufkin
    •  & Emmanuel Rey

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