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Design guide for building integrated Pv to minimise temperature and increase electrical output

Objective

Problem: Minimizing the temperature of Building Integrated PV to increase electrical output. It is estimated that an average BIPV cell operates at a temperature of up to 10 degrees C above that which could be achieved by better informed design. This represents a loss of performance of up to 5% of power produced, as well as increasing thermal cycling stresses and ageing processes. In a European context, where 10MWp BIPV is projected to be installed annually, this represents a loss of 500KWp capacity, or around 500MWh/year of electricity generated. Cause: Designers not aware of how PV modules/laminates exchange heat with their surroundings, and therefore cannot take the operating temperature into account when designing their system.

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Coordinator

ENERGY EQUIPMENT TESTING SERVICE LTD.
Address
Unit2 Glan-y-llyn- Industrial Estate. Cardiff Road
Taffs-well
United Kingdom

Participants (3)

BEAR ARCHITECTEN BV
Netherlands
Address
Gravin Beatrixstraat 34 - 349
Gouda
CENTRE FOR BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Sweden
Address
3 Soedra Sjoetullsgatan
Gävle
GEOSALAR ENERGIE-UND UMWELTSYSTEME GMBH
Germany
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 34 - 1219
Wedel