Optimum design of shading-type building-integrated photovoltaic claddings with different surface azimuth angles

Liangliang Sun, Lin Lu, Hongxing Yang

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The shading-type BIPV claddings can act as power generators as well as external shading devices and insulation panels. There is little available information about the impacts of orientations and inclinations on the combined energy effects of the shading-type BIPV claddings, including the power output of PV modules, the cooling load reduction of windows and concrete walls. It is worth studying the effects of different shading-type BIPV cladding designs on the total energy saving in order to maximize the system's energy performance. By considering the meteorological conditions in Hong Kong, the energy effect of the shading-type BIPV claddings with different surface azimuth angles, in terms of electricity generation and cooling energy consumption reduction is analyzed in this paper. Based on the investigations, the optimum design of the shading-type BIPV claddings for different orientations can be achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-240
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Energy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • BIPV
  • Energy saving
  • Optimum design
  • Shading-type building-integrated photovoltaic cladding
  • Surface azimuth angle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Energy(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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