Welcome to the Capacity Building Programme of the Be-Smart project!

We have created this online learning experience so you can access different content related to the BIPV technology and EPoG elements at your own pace. All the information has been divided into four modules and you can decide which one adjust best to your professional ambitions and interests.


Module 1The Be-Smart Project: an overview134 minutes
Module 2The BIPV Technology – Technical aspects 30:59 minutes
Module 3The BIPV Technology – Assessments & Evaluation44:47 minutes
Module 4The BIPV Technology – Trends, prospects & funding opportunities46:04 minutes

Overview (pdf)

Capacity Building Programme

Module 1

The Be-Smart Project: an overview

The Be-Smart Project: an overview

This module is open to the general audience, people who want to learn about the Be-Smart project and the technology that is being developed. You will also have the opportunity to meet some of the partners and better understand their role in the project thanks to different short interviews included at the end of the Module.

Module 2

The BIPV Technology – Technical aspects

The BIPV Technology

After the brief introduction, Module 2 aims to strengthen the information available about the BIPV technology. The main objective is that you understand some aspects of BIPV modules design, especially regarding safety and reliability testing. You will learn about the state of the art of best practices and have answers to some of the frequently asked questions: what are the materials used for this technology?, how safe are they?, how long does BIPV last?.

The expected audience includes architects, builders, building owners, BIPV installers, among others.

Multifunctional EPOGs – Module reliability & manufacturing process

Multifunctional EPOGs – colour and multi-functionality

Glass production for BIPV

Module 3

The BIPV Technology – Assessments & Evaluation

Assessments & Evaluation

This 3rd module is aimed at architects, builders, building owners, BIPV installers, and policymakers. A full economic calculation based on the technical aspects is carried out, considering the different typologies of buildings, among others. You will also have the opportunity to compare BIPV/EPOG to conventional building materials, including appearance, installation, insulation properties, customer feedback, maintenance, and lifetime.

Module 4

The BIPV Technology – Trends, prospects & funding opportunities

Trends, prospects & funding opportunities

This last module is recommended for the general public as it provides useful information regarding what we can expect from this technology in the upcoming years and funding and financing opportunities. You can also have a look at the platform, which is a valuable tool for different stakeholders of the value chain.

Photovoltaic Technology trends

Business prospects and funding opportunities for BIPV projects at European scale