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Energies and ENEA are pleased to invite you to
PHOTOVOLTAICS | FORMS | LANDSCAPES
ENERGY LANDSCAPES THAT CONNECT
September at 11.00 – 17.30 CEST in Milan/online
“Photovoltaics | Forms | Landscapes” is a series of annual conferences, now in 2022, in its 11th year.
The aim of each conference is to build a bridge between the large-scale deployment of photovoltaics and landscape design, thus paving the way to the design of both sustainable and beautiful photovoltaic landscapes. The theme of this year’s conference is “Energy landscapes that connect”. As photovoltaic systems become larger (kilo -> mega -> tera Watt), their impact on landscape becomes of more interest to a larger portion of the general public and governing bodies. As a result, that interest is also widening in scope and now requires economic, ecological, aesthetic and cultural studies of proposed photovoltaic systems, as well as landscape design and planning in order to harmonize all these interests.
The 2022 conference, whose main theme is is being held in Milan and online on the occasion of the 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC).
The conference begins with a keynote speech given by Raul Pantaleo, co-founder of TAMassociati a team of architects, engineers and researchers, whose building solutions worldwide improve lives, strengthen communities and provide creative responses to climate change: combining high quality with affordability. The firm’s design ethos can be summed up as Innovative design for Impact.
Internationally, TAMassociati works on sustainable and socially equitable architecture.
With TAMassociati in 2013 winner of the “Aga Khan Award for Architecture” and the “Curry Stone Design Prize 2013”, in 2014 winner of the “Zumtobel Group Award”.
In in 2014 with TAMassociati- BEST ITALIAN ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR; in 2016- CURATORIAL TEAM OF THE ITALIAN PAVILION at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. In 2016 tutor for Renzo Piano of the G124- Marghera working group at the Senate of the Italian Republic. In 2019 DOMUS magazine names TAM as “one of the world’s best architecture firms”. In 2019 the project “Container Medical Compound – Houses” has won the Energy Globe National Award Sudan.
Two sessions on the subject of “agrivoltaics” will follow:
The first session, co-organised with United Nations-Habitat, explores the potential of agrivoltaics to improve access to food in African cities. Its title is, “The Potential for
Agrivoltaics in African Cities ”.
The second session explores the social and political barriers to the implementation of photovoltaics and agrivoltaics in Italy, especially with respect to the current landscape preservation related conflicts. Importantly, the session proceeds to discuss new approaches for developing a more inclusive perspective to resolve energy-landscape conflicts. Its title is: “Italy as
a Living Lab for Connecting Culture, Landscape, and
The award ceremony of the international competition, “Agrivoltaics for
Noah’s Ark ”, for the design of an agrivoltaic garden, which integrates landscape use to provide food, energy and beauty, takes place at the end of the second session.
The 2022 conference ends with the SolarchitecTOUR, a guided walk through the main photovoltaic architectural landmarks in Milan.