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A large photovoltaic facade was retrofitted to an industrial building complex of the JRC. Amorphous silicon technology was chosen to cover the maximum possible area at a minimum of costs. The a-Si substrates are laminated within a double-glass facade element. The total area of the facade is 770 m2, probably the largest PV facade presently in operation. Total power output fed into the grid is approximately 25 kWp after stabilisation. Emphasis was placed on the architectural design and the visualisation of the function of the system to a wider public by an interactive user-display.

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Authors: OSSENBRINK H A, JRC Ispra (IT);RIGOLINI L, JRC Ispra (IT);CHEHAB O, FlagSol Flachglas Solartechnik GmbH, Köln (DE);VAN DER VENNE O, FlagSol Flachglas Solartechnik GmbH, Köln (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 1st World Conference on PV Energy Conversion, Waikoloa, December 5-9, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38924 ORA
Record Number: 199510659 / Last updated on: 1995-07-07
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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