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Building-integrated photovoltaic and thermal applications in a subtropical hotel building

Chow, T.T. and Hand, J. and Strachan, P.A. (2003) Building-integrated photovoltaic and thermal applications in a subtropical hotel building. Applied Thermal Engineering, 23 (16). pp. 2035-2049. ISSN 1359-4311

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Abstract

Effective cooling of a PV panel is able to increase the electricity output of the solar cells. This paper describes a comparative study of three different options in applying large-scale building-integrated PV technology in a coastal city at the South China Sea. The computational model was based on a 260 m2 mono-crystalline silicon PV wall on a 30-storey hotel building. The numerical analysis was via the ESP-r building energy simulation software. The results showed that the different design options exhibit short-term electrical performance differences, but have similar long-term electricity yields. However, some design options perform much better in reducing the air-conditioning loads of the building.

Item type: Article
ID code: 5009
Keywords: photovoltaic, thermal applications, thermal engineering, mechanical engineering, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Building construction, Architecture, Energy Engineering and Power Technology, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Technology > Building construction
Fine Arts > Architecture
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 15:42
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5009

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