Comprehensive assessment of advanced solar facade: Thermal, optical and economic assessment

R. Liang, Y. Sun, Y. Wu, R. Wilson

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Abstract

In order to improve the enegy saving in building, development of glazing system has been widely conducted. CdTe PV window system has the feature of energy generation and adjustment on thermal and visual comfort, in this paper, the thermal performance of a glazing system integrated with semi-transparent CdTe solar cells with different transparency (10% and 50%) under different temperature conditions were investigated by experimental measurement (undertaken in a large climate chamber). The U-value of each PV window has been calculated. Moreover, the spectral transmittance within visible has been measured by spectrometer. This study provided comprehensive fundamental information of different CdTe PV window system for their further investigation on energy and visual comfort.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012003
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume556
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International SOLARIS Conference - Chengdu, China
Duration: 30 Aug 201831 Aug 2018

Keywords

  • CdTe semi-transparent PV window
  • Climatic Chamber
  • Thermal Performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (all)
  • Engineering (all)

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