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Initial field testing results from building-integrated solar energy harvesting windows installation in Perth, Australia (Preprint)
(2019)
  • Mikhail Vasiliev
  • Mohammad Nur-E-Alam, Edith Cowan University
  • Kamal Alameh, Edith Cowan University
Abstract
We report on the field testing datasets and performance evaluation results obtained from a commercial property-based visually-clear solar window installation site in Perth-Australia. This installation was fitted into a refurbished shopping centre entrance porch, and showcases the potential of glass curtain wall-based solar energy harvesting in built environments. In particular, we focus on photovoltaic (PV) performance characteristics such as the electric power output, specific yield, day-to-day consistency of peak output power, and the amounts of energy generated and stored daily. The dependencies of the generated electric power and stored energy on multiple environmental and geometric parameters are also studied. An overview of the current and future application potential of high-transparency, visually-clear solar window-based curtain wall installations suitable for practical building integration is provided.
Keywords
  • Renewables,
  • energy saving and generation,
  • built environments,
  • solar windows,
  • advanced glazings,
  • photovoltaics
Publication Date
Summer August 11, 2019
DOI
10.20944/preprints201908.0122.v1
Citation Information
Mikhail Vasiliev, Mohammad Nur-E-Alam and Kamal Alameh. "Initial field testing results from building-integrated solar energy harvesting windows installation in Perth, Australia (Preprint)" (2019)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mikhail_vasiliev/145/
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