A preliminary study for determining photovoltaic panel for a smart photovoltaic blind considering usability and constructability issues

Taehoon Hong, Kwangbok Jeong, Choongwan Koo, Jimin Kim, Minhyun Lee

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Many countries have implemented PV systems in buildings to solve environmental pollution and energy shortage issues. A smart photovoltaic blind (SPB) reduces indoor energy consumption with a shading device and substitutes energy consumption through a PV system. This study aims to determine a PV technique, which can be implemented in the development of the SPB as an initial step. Toward this end, usability issues (i.e., efficiency, shading effect, and harmful effect) and constructability issues (i.e., size and weight) were reviewed. Results demonstrated that the second PV technique (i.e., a-Si and CIGS) can be applied to the SPB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-367
Number of pages5
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016
EventApplied Energy Symposium and Summit on Low-Carbon Cities and Urban Energy Systems, CUE 2015 - Fuzhou, China
Duration: 15 Nov 201517 Nov 2015


  • Amorphous silicon
  • Copper indium gallium selenide
  • Smart photovoltaic blind

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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