Beauty and power of designed photovoltaics
There are a number of renewable energy options readily available to address today’s energy challenges such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, global access to energy services and secure, safe and affordable, supply.
Energy from wind, sun and biomass are well known and already widely applied.
However, photovoltaic solar energy has some special features that makes this technology unique.
To find out, how this technology can shape our surrounding world, how it can lead into an entirely new world of architecture, and how it embeds in new performing landscapes, you need to know about Photovoltaic | Forms | Landscapes. Open this book and read and see how designers, architects and visionary artists take advantage of the modularity of photovoltaics to create a new world of energy which soon will surround us all.
This volume collects selected contributions from the past three editions of the event Photovoltaics | Forms | Landscapes – Beauty and power of designed photovoltaics (Hamburg 2011, Frankfurt 2012, Paris 2013).
A. Scognamiglio, ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development), Photovoltaic Technologies Area, Italy