Photovoltaic-integrated building facades

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Photovoltaic (PV) cells, when integrated within a building facade, offer the possibility of generating electric power and heat for local use or export. This paper reports on a project to investigate the practical operational efficiencies that might be delivered from such facades. The results from laboratory experiments and computer simulations are presented: the former were used to develop an empirical relationship between cell temperature and power output; the latter were undertaken to assess operational efficiencies under a range of climate conditions representative of the UK.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-479
Number of pages5
JournalRenewable Energy
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 1996


  • autonomous heat and power
  • building facades
  • photovoltaic cells


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