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PV technology has a high potential as a renewable energy resource in the built environment, with conversion of solar energy into electricity at place of use. The concept of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) is to combine electricity generation with conventional building functions in roof, faÞade or shading components. The successful integration of PV requires the synthesis of both building performance and power generation issues to achieve optimum performance.

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Authors: BAKER P.H, BRE Ltd, East Kilbride,(UK);BLOEM J.J, JRC-Environment Institute, Renewable Energies Unit, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: BIAT-Technical Innovation in Design and Construction. Organised by: Dublin School of Architecture. Held in: Dublin Castle, 23-24 November 2000
Record Number: 200013353 / Last updated on: 2001-06-27
Original language: en
Available languages: en