Report: Prototype of BIPV simulation tool - Second version

Report: Prototype of BIPV simulation tool - Second version

This deliverable presents the PVSITES software tool prototype state as of December 2016 and its exploitable results. It characterizes the distinctive functionalities, connections, maturity levels and steps needed to maximize exploitation, market uptake and commercialization of the software suite.

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Report: Prototype of web services platform - First version

Report: Prototype of web services platform - First version

Summary of the state of the PVSITES platform for web services in its preliminary prototype version and its related exploitable results, as of December 2016. The report characterizes the distinctive functionalities, connections, maturity levels and steps needed to maximize exploitation, market uptake and commercialization of the online platform.

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Article: On the analytical calculation of the solar heat gain coefficient of a BIPV module

Article: On the analytical calculation of the solar heat gain coefficient of a BIPV module

This open access peer-reviewed article describes a new analytical calculation method to characterise the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of glass-glass photovoltaic modules for building integration. The proposed simplified calculations avoid the need for complex iterative procedures to solve the non-linear equations of the thermal balance and allow the use of standardized or design values for the involved physical parameters. The paper is authored by T.Baenas and M.Machado and was published in Energy and Buildings 151 (2017) 146-156. It can also be read online

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Report: Energy audit of PVSITES demonstration buildings and identification of BIPV possibilities

Report: Energy audit of PVSITES demonstration buildings and identification of BIPV possibilities

For each demonstration site this report provides a description, a pre-audit of energy usage, and a pre-dimensioning for the BIPV systems and energy storages to be installed. Electricity production estimates are provided. The pre-dimensioning phase considers several installation configurations and proposes a preferred layout. This work is to be considered preliminary with changes likely to occur before real-life implementation.

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Report: Templates for a technical description of the PVSITES BIPV products portfolio - First version

Report: Templates for a technical description of the PVSITES BIPV products portfolio - First version

This report provides templates to guide the gathering of information about the PVSITES products under development. Once filled out, the templates will be used to to publish information about the products online, to implement the products as BIM objects in the PVSITES software tool, and to produce the final product portfolio.

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Report: Recommendations on storage systems for BIPV systems

Report: Recommendations on storage systems for BIPV systems

This document presents available battery technologies and their testing in order to choose the most suitable for BIPV applications. The tested batteries are aqueous sodium-ion, lithium-ion, and Li-ion LFP/LTO batteries. Using the IEC 61427-2 clause 6.5 standard, lithium-ion LFP/ G batteries are preferred for BIPV applications since they provide higher energy densities than LFP/LTO and Aquion batteries, and higher efficiency than Aquion batteries.

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Report: Common monitoring guidelines for the demonstration sites

Report: Common monitoring guidelines for the demonstration sites

This document describes the monitoring guidelines that are to be followed by each pilot site of the PVSITES project in terms of measurement to be conducted. Monitoring is needed to evaluate the impact of the BIPV technologies on the performance of the buildings or a portion of the buildings in terms of energy consumptions and indoor conditions, and to assess the performances of the implemented BIPV technologies themselves.

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Report: BIPV market and stakeholder analysis and needs

Report: BIPV market and stakeholder analysis and needs

The report presents a market and stakeholder analysis of BIPV and related technologies conducted within the scope of the PVSITES project. It includes a top down analysis of the BIPV market starting from the global situation, then focusing on the European market and finally on the PVSITES target countries. The BIPV market segmentation, synergies among technologies and constructive elements, and key market drivers and challenges are further illustrated. A stakeholder analysis concludes the document.

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Report: Prototypes of framing systems compatible with XL format and large thickness BIPV units

Report: Prototypes of framing systems compatible with XL format and large thickness BIPV units

The main content of this deliverable is divided in three main points: First of all, several existing commercial framing systems compatible with XL BIPV are analyzed in terms of architectural design and mechanical characterization. Secondly, a selection of framing options for curtain wall/skylights and façades are further studied in terms of design, hidden wiring strategies and mechanical analysis. Final sections of this deliverable include a cost analysis and the description of prototypes to be tested within the scope of Task 3.7 (Indoor Validation Testing).

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Report: Opaque PV glazing solutions based on c-Si with hidden busbars and L interconnections

Report: Opaque PV glazing solutions based on c-Si with hidden busbars and L interconnections

This document describes the development of a prototype consisting on a photovoltaic c-Si based module with an innovative solution to hide the cell and string connections, in order to improve the aesthetical appearance without other disadvantages. Background information on the materials used is additionally provided, and a cost competitiveness analysis of the developed products is conducted.

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