8 September 2011 Building integrated semi-transparent photovoltaics: energy and daylighting performance
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Proceedings Volume 8007, Photonics North 2011; 800726 (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.911450
Event: Photonics North 2011, 2011, Ottawa, Canada
Abstract
This paper focuses on modeling and evaluation of semi-transparent photovoltaic technologies integrated into a coolingdominated office building façade by employing the concept of three-section façade. An energy simulation model is developed, using building simulation software, to investigate the effect of semi-transparent photovoltaic transmittance on the energy performance of an office in a typical office building in Montreal. The analysis is performed for five major façade orientations and two façade configurations. Using semi-transparent photovoltaic integrated into the office façade, electricity savings of up to 53.1% can be achieved compared to a typical office equipped with double glazing with Argon filling and a low emissivity coating, and lighting controlled based on occupancy and daylight levels.e.c
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Konstantinos Kapsis, Konstantinos Kapsis, Andreas K. Athienitis, Andreas K. Athienitis, } "Building integrated semi-transparent photovoltaics: energy and daylighting performance", Proc. SPIE 8007, Photonics North 2011, 800726 (8 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.911450; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.911450
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