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Abstract

This paper describes the work undertaken and the initial results of the 'Building IMPACT' research and development project. The primary objective of the project is to reduce the operating temperature of PV modules in building integrated PV systems and thereby improve their efficiency.

The partners have investigated and developed methods for increasing heat transfer from the PV modules to the surrounding air. A prototype building faÞade and modified PV modules are currently being tested to demonstrate their improved heat transfer characteristics. .

Additional information

Authors: TAYLOR C.M, Halcrow Gilbert, Burderop Park, Swindon, Wiltshire, (UK);BATES JR, IT Power Ltd, The Warren, Bramshill Road, Eversley, Hampshire (UK);BLOEM J.J, JRC- Environment Institute, Renewable Energies Unit, Ispra (IT);BUCCI C, Eurosolare SpA EUS, Nettuno (IT);CAMPBELL J, Plus Wall Ltd, London, (UK);LLING N, Saint Gobain Glass Solar, Aachen, (DE);TRIPANAGNOSTOPOULOS Y, Solar Energy Laboratory, Department of Physics, The University of Patras, (GR);RUYSSEVELT P.A, Solar Energy Laboratory, Department of Physics, The University of Patras, (GR)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at the: 16th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. Organised by: WIP-Meunchen. Held in: Glasgow (Scotland), 1-5 May, 2000
Record Number: 200013352 / Last updated on: 2001-06-27
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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