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Author(s): Emrah Biyik
Mustafa Araz
Arif Hepbasli
Mehdi Shahrestani
Runming Yao
Li Shao
Emmanuel Essah
Armando C. Oliveira
Teodosio del Caño
Elena Rico
Juan Luis Lechón
Luísa Andrade
Adélio Mendes
Yusuf Baver Atli
Title: A key review of building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: Renewable and sustainable energy generation technologies have been in the forefront due to concernsrelated to environment, energy independence, and high fossil fuel costs. As part of the EU's 2020 targets,it is aimed to reach a 20% share of renewable energy sources in final energy consumption by 2020,according to EU's renewable energy directive. Within this context national renewable energy targetswere set for each EU country ranging between 10% (for Malta) and 49% (for Sweden). A large share ofrenewable energy research has been devoted to photovoltaic systems which harness the solar energyto generate electrical power. As an application of the PV technology, building integrated photovoltaic(BIPV) systems have attracted an increasing interest in the past decade, and have been shown as a feasible renewable power generation technology to help buildings partially meet their load. In addition toBIPV, building integrated photovoltaic/thermal systems (BIPV/T) provide a very good potential for integration into the building to supply both electrical and thermal loads.In this study, we comprehensively reviewed the BIPV and BIPVT applications in terms of energy generation amount, nominal power, efficiency, type and performance assessment approaches.The two fundamental research areas in the BIPV and BIPVT systems are observed to be i) improvementson system efficiency by ventilation, hence obtaining a higher yield with lowering the panel temperatureii) new thin film technologies that are well suited for building integration. Several approaches to achievethese objectives are reported in the literature as presented in this paper. It is expected that this comprehensive review will be beneficial to researchers and practitioners involved or interested in the design,analysis, simulation, and performance evaluation, financial development and incentives, new methodsand trends of BIPV systems.
Subject: Engenharia, Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Engineering, Engineering and technology
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Engineering and technology
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/COMISSÃO EUROPEIA/7.º Programa-Quadro de IDT/608466/Research Cooperation in Renewable Energy Technologies for Electricity Generation/REELCOOP
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
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