Research within the Solar Urban programme is focused on the full-scale integration of photovoltaics in urban environments. 

Our multi-disciplinary research focuses on the generation of electricity close to where it is consumed, utilizing many different urban structures for photovoltaic integration, developing photovoltaics-integrated products and tackling problems that are relevant to our cities like the urban heat island effect.

We address research challenges such as:

  • Photovoltaic (PV) energy fully integrated in building elements such as walls, bricks, pavements, coatings, roofing and acoustic screens, etc.

  • Modelling of design and energy yield of urban/architectural integrated PV systems

  • PV solutions for architectural heritage, domotics, e-mobility and heat management

Click on the links below to read more about our research lines, projects and researchers.