Integrated Photovoltaic (PV)

Photovoltaic solar energy has evolved from an innovation to a reliable technology known for its ease of application, low cost and potential to generate green energy and curb climate change.


Integrated photovoltaic (PV) is the use of agricultural land or water surfaces for the installation of photovoltaic systems. There are also PV modules that are integrated into the exterior surface of buildings, roads and vehicles, both aesthetically and functionally. New types of technology and design options allow a free choice of formats and colors for integrated photovoltaic modules, which have characteristics such as minimum weight per surface, extremely high mechanical strength or light transmission can be met by choosing the right materials and equipment.

Integrated PV in Chile

Chile has a great potential for photovoltaic (PV) power generation, thanks to a solar resource recognized worldwide that allows for the profitable implementation of projects. Today, solar PV capacity reaches 5.1 GWp, generating about 13% of the country's electricity. 


To achieve carbon neutrality in the country, it is necessary to significantly increase the solar PV capacity. This expansion requires land: 1 GWp of PV capacity occupies approximately 1,000 hectares. That is why we are already observing a land use conflict between solar energy and agriculture, especially in the central and southern part of the country.


In addition to area-neutral power generation, integrated photovoltaics allows electricity production in areas characterized by space limitations. In this way, solar energy can be generated where it is needed; for example, in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, where surfaces for solar energy production are scarce. 


In this context, integrated PV not only promises to solve the land use conflict, but would also generate synergies, especially in the efficient use of water and better spatial planning.



→ Studies of potential in geospatial databases. 

→ Workshops and dissemination talks

Project development


→ Pre-feasibility studies 

→ Conceptual design 

→ Ray-tracing and FEM simulations

Scientific measurements


→ Solar resource

→ Microclimate and evapotranspiration 

→ Energy consumption and generation

Áreas de Servicios


Floating PV

A solution for access to electricity in rural areas, which avoids conflicts in agricultural land use and protects water resources.


Urban Farm PV

Vertical urban agriculture using photovoltaic solar energy.


Agro PV

Agrovoltaic: Opportunities for agriculture and energy transition

Projects developed by Fraunhofer ISE


PV Wins

Development of wall-integrated photovoltaic elements for noise protection.



Full integration of energy-active façade components in the construction process



Electrically tested BIPV slates for facade or roofing

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