Photovoltaic-integrated building facades

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Abstract

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.

LanguageEnglish
Pages475-479
Number of pages5
JournalRenewable Energy
Volume8
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 1996

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Keywords

  • autonomous heat and power
  • building facades
  • photovoltaic cells

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In: Renewable Energy, Vol. 8, No. 1-4, 31.08.1996, p. 475-479.

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