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BIPV: a real-time building performance study for a roof-integrated facility

Aaditya, G and Mani, M (2018) BIPV: a real-time building performance study for a roof-integrated facility. In: International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 37 (3). pp. 249-267.

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Official URL: https://doi.iorg/10.1080/14786451.2016.1261864


Building integrated photovoltaic system (BIPV) is a photovoltaic (PV) integration that generates energy and serves as a building envelope. A building element (e.g. roof and wall) is based on its functional performance, which could include structure, durability, maintenance, weathering, thermal insulation, acoustics, and so on. The present paper discusses the suitability of PV as a building element in terms of thermal performance based on a case study of a 5.25 kWp roof-integrated BIPV system in tropical regions. Performance of PV has been compared with conventional construction materials and various scenarios have been simulated to understand the impact on occupant comfort levels. In the current case study, PV as a roofing material has been shown to cause significant thermal discomfort to the occupants. The study has been based on real-time data monitoring supported by computer-based building simulation model.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: International Journal of Sustainable Energy
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Keywords: Building components; Building materials; Buildings; Photovoltaic cells; Thermal comfort; Thermal insulation; Tropical engineering, BIPV; Building integrated photovoltaic system; Building performance; Building simulation model; climate responsiveness; Conventional constructions; Real-time data monitoring; Tropical regions, Roofs, building; monitoring; photovoltaic system; real time; roof; simulation; tropical region
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (formerly ASTRA)
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2022 10:33
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2022 10:33
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/75614

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