The ETFE-MFM project has produced a video demonstrating the new ETFE Multifunctional Module.
The ETFE-MFM project has been developing a new Ethylene TetraFluoroEthylene (ETFE) Multifunctional Module (MFM) for integrating photovoltaics and lighting into building façades. The module also contains control electronics and battery storage, so that electricity generated in the day can be used for illumination in the evenings. A demonstration module has now been created and installed in Avilés, Spain.
The ETFE-MFM project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No. 322459.
ETFE-MFM has come second in the NANOFY! Best Project Competition, organised as part of EuroNanoForum (ENF) 2017, held from 21-23 June in Malta, after making it to the top three finalists from an initial longlist.
EuroNanoForum is the most significant European forum offering opportunities for discussions among scientists, industrialists and policy makers, focusing on the use of research results in the various nanotechnology fields and associated industrial sectors. It is organised in close cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and the Member State holding the Presidency of the European Union in the respective year. The NANOFY! award looks to recognise FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects with high potential impact on industry and society, that can trigger private investment.
A poster presented during the conference to highlight ETFE-MFM achievements can be found in the publications section of this site.
The ETFE-MFM project has been presented as part of the ‘Visualising Energy’ campaign, within the context of the European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) from 19 -25 June. Visualising Energy highlights the human dimension of the energy transition through a public photo exhibition taking place in the European quarter of Brussels.
ETFE-MFM received an exclusive exhibition cube, with pictures and key facts about the project, which was displayed outside of the European Commission’s Charlemagne building, next to its headquarters in the Berlaymont. It will be relocated to the nearby Cinquantenaire Park for the summer.
ETFE-MFM partner, Greenovate! Europe also contributed a four page feature on the project to the EUSEW edition of REVOLVE Magazine, which was focused on energy and buildings. The magazine was distributed at events throughout the week. The feature can be accessed here, (pp. 52-55).
The ETFE-MFM Project was presented in a Workshop at the World Sustainable Energy Days, held in Wels, Austria on 1 March, in the framework of the European Research Conference on Buildings.
The workshop, ‘Multifunctional ETFE Modules’, attracted over 40 participants from a wide range of backgrounds, with an interest in efficient buildings and monumental architecture. The ETFE-MFM partners presented the most up-to-date information arising from the project, as well as providing context on textile based architect, and building integrated photovoltaics.
The agenda included:
In addition, a stand was organised where an ETFE-MFM prototype was displayed, and questionnaires were collected from relevant stakeholders.
The ETFE-MFM Project will hold a workshop at the European Research Conference: Buildings during the World Sustainable Energy Days, to be held in Wels, Austria on 1 March 2017. The workshop will cover innovative uses of ETFE as a construction material, and present the development of a new ETFE Multifunctional Module, with integrated solar PV and LEDs for sustainable façade lighting.
The agenda will cover:
The conference presents new research results on energy-efficient and sustainable buildings. Conference topics include novel materials, energy storage, building energy systems, smart buildings, high performance buildings, deep renovation, renewable energy and indoor air quality.
The European Research Conference: Buildings is part of the European Energy Efficiency Conference. Six conference tracks and three interactive events will cover policies, markets, business models, research & innovation, technologies, financing and best practice solutions.
For further programme details see the conference website. Mark your calendars for the 1-3 March 2017 and come to join more than 400 experts in Wels/Austria at the meeting place for the global energy efficiency community.
Languages: simultaneous interpretation into German and English
Fees: 100 Euro (plus 10 % VAT) for the European Research Conference: Buildings. Participation in this conference is also included in the fee of the European Energy Efficiency Conference (300 Euro, includes 6 conferences and 3 interactive events). Information on fees for the WSED and its individual events (including student fees) is available online.
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Registration: Online registration