Architecture Award Building Integrated Solar Technology 2022

The Bavarian Association for the Promotion of Solar Energy is organising a worldwide competition for excellent building-integrated solar systems

The use of solar energy in and on buildings is a key aspect within energy efficient construction – for individual homes, industrial and administrative buildings, as well as residential schemes. Solar systems should be self-evident components in innovative building envelopes and refurbishments to improve energy efficiency. The challenge is to find suitable ways to implement these technical innovations in design terms.

By integrating solar power systems in the roof or façades of buildings in an architecturally and technically sophisticated manner, architects can increase the awareness of both builders and the public regarding the possibilities for combining buildings with solar technology, and thus help renewable energies become more widespread. To increase acceptance and to foster awareness of this topic, the Bavarian Association for the Promotion of Solar Energy (SeV Bayern) is organising for the 9th time the competition “Building-Integrated Solar Technology 2022”.

All architects, owners/operators and solar technology companies with at least one solar power system are entitled to enter – whether the solar system is for private, commercial, industrial or public purposes. Only systems that form a substantial part of the building will be taken into consideration. The system must produce a suitable amount of solar powered thermal and/or electrical energy, and this must be illustrated. The system must have gone into operation, i.e. supplied the first provable energy, within the period from 1st January 2019 to 30th June 2022.

Deadline for submitting entry requirements was July 31, 2022 – it is extended to August 31, 2022.

The 1st prize is 15,000 Euro, commendation awards are totalling 10,000 Euro, a students award is 2,000 Euro.

Entry requirements are to download here: