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Photovoltaic-integrated building facades

Clarke, J. A. and Hand, J. W. and Johnstone, C. M. and Kelly, N. and Strachan, P. A. (1996) Photovoltaic-integrated building facades. Renewable Energy, 8 (1-4). pp. 475-479. ISSN 0960-1481

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Photovoltaic (PV) cells, when integrated within a building facade, offer the possibility of generating electric power and heat for local use or export. This paper reports on a project to investigate the practical operational efficiencies that might be delivered from such facades. The results from laboratory experiments and computer simulations are presented: the former were used to develop an empirical relationship between cell temperature and power output; the latter were undertaken to assess operational efficiencies under a range of climate conditions representative of the UK.