POWERSKIN+ Highly Advanced Modular Integration Of Insulation, Energising And Storage Systems For Non-Residential Buildings

Project ID:H20 - 869898
Funding provider:European Commission - Horizon 2020
Investigator at UCEEB: Ing. Antonín Lupíšek, Ph.D., Ing. Zdenko Malík
Project duration: 1.10.2019 - 30.9.2023
Partners:  Instituto Pedro Nunes – Associação Para A Inovação E Desenvolvimento Em Ciência E Tecnologia, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Förderung Der Angewandten, Forschung E.V., Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Brunel University London, Flachglas Sachsen GMBH, Politecnico Di Torino, Oxford Brookes University, Fenix TNT, Navodnik Kemijski , Inzeniring D.O.O., Saule Technologies Ltd, Politechnika Warszawska, Proigmenes Erevnitikes & Diahiristikes Efarmoges, Fundacja Saule Research Institute


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

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 ecodesigned 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.

Project is the combination of:

  • Insulation and climate control
  • Easy module instalation
  • Energy harvesting
  • Energy storage

In the scope of the project demonstration will take place at three different demo sites in Europe (Czech Republic, Portugal, Slovenia).

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 869898.