BIPV: Building Integrated Photovoltaics
Tutor / directorAlfaro Garrido, Licinio José
Document typeBachelor thesis
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This Project consists of studying the architectural integration of photovoltaic systems in various buildings to capture solar energy and how it favors energy efficiency, the reduction of CO2 emissions and the saving of primary energy. There are many ways to reduce the environmental footprint of our buildings and to find a low-cost renewable energy solution, such as installing renewable energy technologies on buildings themselves. In most of the countries the most common clean technology installed on buildings are solar panels, which are typically found on rooftops areas, this system poses a challenge in terms of building aesthetics, the BIPV can replace materials and generate solar electricity.Photovoltaics cells are integrated directly into cladding materials shingles or windows, they come in various shapes, sizes, and colors, they look like traditional building materials using this technology almost any building component including the roof façade, windows, canopies, or balcony railings can become like a solar panel as a result building can self-generate a larger portion of their electricity from a free and clean energy source. henceforth the construction industry needs to be up to date and attentive to get the most out of its solar designs by remaining flexible so that it can quickly adapt to any change, nevertheless the demand of solar energy is not decreasing, conscientious clients can be expected to demand solar energy as part of their constructions and projects. Construction will play an important role in the adoption and growth of solar energy designs.
SubjectsPhotovoltaic power generation, Solar buildings, Sustainable buildings, Energia solar fotovoltaica, Edificis solars, Edificis sostenibles
DegreeGRAU EN ARQUITECTURA TÈCNICA I EDIFICACIÓ (Pla 2015)