Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)

C. Ferrara; H.R. Wilson; W. Sprenger    Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, Germany


This chapter presents best practice for the design and operation of building-integrated PV systems and performance issues arising from the building application, multifunctionality and shading. Requirements on BIPV installations as part of a future energy system are discussed with respect of regulations and standardization. Recommendations are made on approaches to monitor and validate meteorological and electrical data to ensure BIPV system output. Finally, an outlook is given on new approaches to define and design BIPV systems.


Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV); Design; ...

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