Project details



Highly advanced modular integration of insulation, energising and storage systems for non-residential buildings

Start date: 01.10.2019

Duration: 48 months

Coordinator: Jorge Corker, IPN

Budget: 6 M€


POWERSKIN+ is a research project supported by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme for Research and Innovation (Call H2020-EEB-2017,  grant agreement No. 869898.      with a duration of 48 months. The project consortium consists of fourteen partners from seven European countries. The consortium has a strong industrial character complemented by the specific competences of top-level research and innovation organizations and universities.

Innovation and energy efficiency
This project aims to develop a truly innovative façade solution by smart integration of highly energy-efficient components including super-insulative elements, solar energy harvesting components and active energy storage features, in one single combined active/passive management system, to especially address the modern lightweight Curtain Wall and Double Skin Frame (DSF) retrofitting solutions for non-residential buildings.

Real building demonstrations

POWERSKIN+ intends to be at the forefront of the first generation of off-site prefabricated, modular “ready-to-buy” and easy-to-install glazing and opaque elements, with sustainable eco-designed connecting framings, improved functional coatings, active and passive thermal energy storage (TES) technology solutions and integrated semi-transparent PV cells. The solar electric harvesting features will be matched and completed with a dedicated large capacity building electric storage system, in a true energy management turnkey package.
The technologies will be demonstrated in three different locations - Czech Republic, Slovenia and Portugal.

The project partners are detailed here.

List of achievements


Contact person: Jorge Corker, IPN
Address: IPN led&mat, Rua Pedro Nunes, 3030 199 COIMBRA, PORTUGAL
Tel: +351 239 700 968