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Evaluation of PV technology implementation in the building sector

Bloem, J.J. and Colli, A. and Strachan, Paul (2005) Evaluation of PV technology implementation in the building sector. In: International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Cooling for the Built Environment, 2005-05-01.

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This paper presents a simulation case that shows the impact on energy consumption of a building applying photovoltaic shading systems. In order to make photovoltaic application more economical, the effect of a photovoltaic facade as a passive cooling system can result in a considerable energy cost reduction, with positive influence on the payback time of the photovoltaic installation. Photovoltaic shading systems can be applied to both refurbishment of old buildings and to new-build, offering attractive and environmentally integrated architectural solutions.