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Une maison de quartier autonome en énergie

Le NeighborHub

Fonctionne uniquement à l'énergie solaire.

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Ligne de fabrication photovoltaique

Machines industrielles

Etude, Cahier des charges, Raccordement CVSE, Mise en service

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Pour l'industrie et le bâtiment


Première installation en suisse romande

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Reference projects 

  • Skynative : Collaboration Mandate with BASF 2018-on going
  • Solar Hydrogen and PV in a building in Geneva, Mandate with Architect office GULIANRUN Geneva, 2018- still on going
  • SmarSOLAR : 2014-today, finalizing phase, Project leader and copyright simulation code
  • Swiss living Challenge, Solar Decathlon 2014-2017, Project Coordinator / Engineering lead
  • Integration of renewable energy in buildings : Project Leader IER-BAT at HEIA-FR 2015-2017, https://www.smartlivinglab.ch/fr/projects/ier-bat-integration-des-energies-renouvelables-dans-le-batiment/ ; Project Leader, FNS Active Interfaces 2014-2018 : http://www.activeinterfaces.ch/en/project
  • SILICON_LIGHT, EU FP7, 2009-2012, as Work package leader WP6 Integration and industrial implementation, https://www.silicon-light.eu/work-packages/index.html, at Flexcell VHF-Technologies Switzerland

Articles building, photovoltaics, storage

[1] “First solar hydrogen storage in a private building in Western Switzerland : building energy analysis and schematic design”, 2019 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1343 012089, abstract available on Polysun Software site https://www.velasolaris.com/first-solar-hydrogen-storage-in-a-private-building-in-western-switzerland-building-energy-analysis-and-schematic-design/

[2] “SmarSOLAR : PV production forecast used by the Swiss team, winner of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition 2017 Denver, Colorado”, Philippe Couty, Christophe Arn, 2019 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1343 012091

[3] “Integrating hourly life-cycle energy and carbon emissions of energy supply in buildings”
Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 43, November 2018, Pages 305-316, D. Vuarnoz, S. Cozza, T. Jusselme, G. Magnin, T. Schafer, P. Couty ; E.L. Niederhauser

[4] “Low Carbon building energy systems : design and operation”, D. Vuarnoz, Julien Nembrini. P Couty, T. Schafer, Exploring, Research driven Building Design, 2019, Park Books, edited by M.aryline Anderson Emmannuel Rey.

[5] “Positive energy building with PV facade production and electrical storage designed by the Swiss team for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition 2017 Denver Colorado”, P. Couty , M.J. Lalou, P. Cuony, S. Cotture, V. Saade,Conf CISBAT 2017, Energy Procedia 122 (2017), 919–924

[6] “MARKET POTENTIAL AND ACCEPTANCE OF BUILDING INTEGRATED PV (BIPV) SOLUTIONS, A PRACTICAL APPROACH.” M. Boesiger, P. Couty & J.-P. Bacher, In Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Advanced Building Skins, Bern, 2-3 October 2017, p.362-370.

[7] “La maison du future est Suisse”   https://www.bulletin.ch/fr/news-detail/avec-le-soleil-pour-seule-source-denergie.html


[8] “Avec le soleil comme seule source d’énergie”  http://www.bulletin.ch/fr/news-detail/avec-lesoleil-pour-seule-source-denergie.html

[9] “Nuove strategie e innovazione tecnologica, Fotovoltaico e NZEB”, Giuseppe La Franca April 2018

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[10] European project FP7 Siliconlight,  P. Couty, M. Duchamp, K. Söderström, A. Kovács, R.E. Dunin-Borkowski, L. Sansonnens, Y. Ziegler, “Transmission electron microscopy of amorphous tandem thin-film silicon modules produced by a roll-to-roll process on plastic foil”  Proceedings of 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (2011) 2395 – Oral presentation