Unique and Innovative Solution of Thin Silicon Films Modules Building Integration (Archinsolar)

Scope of project

In summary, the aim of this research is to be able to propose to anyone a more reliable product, more innovative from the point of view of its aesthetics, building integration capability, easy to handle and install as well as financially interesting.

In comparison with the systems already existing, unaesthetic as well as expensive, the units developed in the framework of this project will have to be able to touch a wide potential of buyers who are so far not very willing to invest in photovoltaic energy. Photovoltaic energy needs to be “democratized," more accessible, easier and respectful of the historic traditions, architecture and geographic situations.


Prof. Christophe Ballif, EPFL
Telephone: +41 32 718 33 36