The project aims at developing an innovative BIPV system based on smart windows, which could represent a powerful tool for achieving the increasing demand for zero energy buildings. By introducing suitable anoparticles on façade surfaces (in particular, windows) receiving direct sunlight it is possible to build luminescent solar concentrators, which, on one hand, downshift the solar spectrum towards the range where the solar cells have an optimal response, and, on the other hand, are able to redirect part of the incident light to the windowpane perimeter, therefore reducing the amount of radiation on the surface and contributing to the smart climatization of the building. Optimal processes for the integration of these materials on the window pane surfaces will be developed. The system will be designed for optimal climatization of buildings combined with electricity selfgeneration. The project could thus have a large impact towards meeting the international goals on sustainability and low carbon economy specifically for urban areas. The main objectives of this project will be: • Selection / synthesis of suitable nanoparticles for light trapping • Optimization of coating / integration on window panes • Design of smart window system with integrated PV • Prototype fabrication • Product testing and validation, including performance and durability compliant with relevant standards • Lifecycle, energy balance and cost analysis

Acronym WINNER (Reference Number: ELAC2014/ESE-0146)
Duration 01/01/2015 - 01/01/2018
Project Topic Towards Zero Carbon Energy Systems
Project Results
(after finalisation)
not yet available
Network ERANet-LAC
Call ERANet-LAC 1st Joint Call on Research and Innovation between the EU Member States and Associated Countries and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 PRODINTEC Coordinator Spain
2 Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials Partner Portugal
3 Universidad del Bío Bío Partner Chile
4 Universidad Nacional Evangélic Partner Dominican Republic