A comparative study of PV glazing performance in warm climate

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-40
Journal / PublicationIndoor and Built Environment
Volume18
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009

Abstract

In this experimental study, the performance of ventilated double-pane glazing integrated with semi-transparent solar cells under the subtropical climate of Hong Kong has been investigated. The effects of a photovoltaic (PV) ventilated glazing system on the built environment - including heat and light transmission, thermal and visual comfort, and electricity generation - were analyzed and discussed. While the energy saving potential of PV glazing on air-conditioning demands was found promising, the same on daylight utilization was much inferior to the absorptive glazing applications. The purpose of the study was to gain experience on better use of the semi-transparent PV ventilated glazing technology, and on the energy/cost saving potential of some innovative arrangements. © SAGE Publications 2009.

Research Area(s)

  • Glazing, Photovoltaic, Semi-transparent solar cells