We transfer university research

to build a sustainable world

of the built environment

We  are a Swiss private limited company for technology transfer from University research to Industry focused on generating value for a sustainable world of the built environment, especially in Building Applied Photovoltaics (BAPV) and Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV).

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Technology transfer is at the heart of our mission.


We want to facilitate pioneer developments from prototype engineering (university) to market success (Industry).


Our goal is to add value to the results of scientific and technological research by transferring them to the right place at the right time.

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We envisage buildings to be both, energy efficient and beautiful, fostering a sustainable environment and human wellbeing, together with our research partners: BRE, Building Research Establishment, United Kingdom CSEM, Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, Switzerland HSLU, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland



In 2015, we started with two show-houses, together with Tigh Grian Ltd. at the BRE Innovation Park, Watford. In collaboration with CSEM, Neuchatel, Nexpower Corp, Taiwan and GenClad Ltd, Northern Ireland, we showcased innovative prefabricated volumetric housing units and terracotta coloured roof cladding, made of thin-film PV technology.


In the press it said: The world-renowned BRE Innovation Park, created in 2005 to trial, test and demonstrate low and zero carbon homes and buildings of the future is now host to two new housing units. These demonstrate the ultimate in super-efficient, factory-finished, configurable dwellings, …  with one unit having a completely building-integrated photovoltaic roof. … With Üserhuus’ input, there is the option to replace the tiled roof with an entire photovoltaic terra cotta (or any other colour) roof and part of the façade as demonstrated at BRE (a world premiere).


In 2016 we retrofitted the roof of ÜserHuus’ carport in Hergiswil, Switzerland with new generation of thin film terracotta PV modules. In collaboration with we showcased their integration into different roof mounting systems from Meyer Burger, Switzerland and GenClad, Northern Ireland.


In the same year we contributed to the first off-grid multifamily house in Brütten, Switzerland, a national lighthouse project. All electricity is supplied by innovative matte PV façade and high-efficient PV roof connected to innovative energy storage and management   systems.


Among the many forthcoming projects is the façade retrofit of the ÜserHuus/Tigh Grian show-houses at BRE Watford. The existing traditional cladding will be replaced with multicolored PV cladding. This cladding is made in collaboration with Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts HSLU and combines special colour printing on glass with more efficient mono-crystalline PV technology as a market ready product distributed and installed by GenClad Ltd for the UK. Other forthcoming pilot- and demonstration projects include a slate grey PV roof at BRE Ravenscraig, a garage hall in Northern Ireland and grey patterned PV shutters for ÜserHuus’ premises as well as several multicolored PV facades in Switzerland.

Sunlight simulation and analysis at ÜserHuus premises by HSLU


Our team:


JACQUELINE SCHINDLER, president of board


ROBERT COWIE, member of board, vice-president


ERICH SINGER, member of board, assistant VP


Dr. STEPHEN WITTKOPF, managing director


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ÜserHuus AG

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CH-6052 Hergiswil


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