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Building integrated semi-transparent photovoltaics: energy and daylighting performance
Author(s): Konstantinos Kapsis; Andreas K. Athienitis
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Paper 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

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8007, Photonics North 2011, 800726 (8 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.911450
Show Author Affiliations
Konstantinos Kapsis, Concordia Univ. (Canada)
Andreas K. Athienitis, Concordia Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8007:
Photonics North 2011
Raman Kashyap; Michel Têtu; Rafael N. Kleiman, Editor(s)

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