IPN - Instituto Pedro Nunes

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POWERSKIN+
Highly advanced modular integration of insulation, energising and storage systems for non-residential buildings

Challenge

POWESKIN+ search for innovative and sustainable façade building solutions that can answer the current energy efficiency and carbon neutrality challenges address by the European Green Deal and face the threats of climate change.

Solution

Main Objective:
To strengthen research, technological development and innovation.

The project aims at prototype and pilot test in a relevant environment (TRL 7) a new generation of off-site, prefabricated and easy-to-install integrated solutions for non-residential curtain wall façade systems. The project combines a vast number of state-of-the-art high energy-efficient materials, systems and technologies KETs, namely:
• Nano-superinsulation elements;

• Multi-functional nano-enabled coatings;

• Solar energy harvesting components based on flexible perovskite solar cells;

• Active/passive microfluidic thermal storage materials & PCM-driven latent heat storage elements;

• Second-life Li-ion batteries from hybrid and electrical vehicles.

Objectives, Activities and Results expected / achieved

Expected Results:
• Generate innovative hybrid-enabled systems enhanced with different multifunctional add-on features for nZEB and Plus-Energy Building Curtain Wall solutions;

• Demonstrate a holistic façade solution, treading the path for future exploitation with non-residential buildings as the primary entrance market. The prototyping and demonstration of both premium and affordable solutions will be made in 3 real-size non-residential buildings located in 3 European countries (Portugal, Germany and the Czech Republic);

• Provide the retrofit market with highly adaptive multi-case energy-efficient and management systems.

Project Reference

Grant Agreement No 869898

Funding


Intervention Region

Portugal, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland and Greece

Total Investment

6.591.945,00

IPN Investment

503.750,00

Total Eligible

6.591.945,00

IPN Eligible

503.750,00

EC Funding – Total

5.918.955,00

EC Funding – IPN

503.750,00

Duration

48 Months

Start Date

2019-10-01

End Date

2023-09-30

Approval Date

2019-04-30

Consortium

Instituto Pedro Nnunes
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
Friedrich - Schiller - Universitat Jena
Brunel University London
Flachglass Sachsen Gmbh
Politecnico Di Torino
Oxford Brookes University
Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke V Praze
Fenix Tnt Sro
Navodnik Kemijski Inzeniring d.o.o.
Saule SA
Politechnika Warszawska
Proigmenes Erevnitikes & Diahiristikes Efarmoges
Fundacja Saule Research Institute

Website

https://www.powerskinplus.eu/

Keywords

Non-residential;
Buildings;
Façades;
Envelope;
Renewable energy;
Solar energy;
nZEB;
Thermal insulation;
Vacuum insulation panels;
VIP;
Storage;
TES;
Photovoltaics;
PV;
Perovskite;
Modular;
Li-ion battery.