ET.20.009 – Designing with solar photovoltaic technologies

Route: Energy transition

Cluster question: 020 How can the sun meet all our energy needs?

How can we design our buildings, cities, mobility systems and landscapes in such a way, that every surface will be able to generate photovoltaic solar power, and hence reduce CO2 emissions due to living, transport and economic activities with a factor 20. To answer this question, we will conduct design-driven research leading to an optimized performance of PV technologies, lower costs, enhanced user acceptance, improved regulations and laws, diverse eco-systems, as well as customizable aesthetic features of PV applications in the built environment, vehicles and various landscapes.


eco-systems, industrial design engineering, landscape design, photovoltaics, social acceptance, solar energy, sustainable cities, sustainable mobility

Other organisations

AHK, Amolf, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Technische Universiteit Delft (TUD), Tilburg University (TiU), TNO, Utrecht University (UU), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), WUR


Organisation University of Twente (UT)
Name Prof. dr. A.H.M.E. (Angèle) Reinders