A simulation model for thermal regulation of photovoltaic wall structures is reported In this paper. The thermal and electrical behaviour of PV wall structures can be analysed and predicted using the model. This simulation model was used to investigate the design of the first BIPV project in Hong Kong on the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. With a well designed ventilated PV-Wall structure, it was found that the PV module surface temperature was reduced by up to 18oC and the PV module power output was increased by 9.1% compared with nonventilated PV-Wall structures. An air duct with lower height and greater depth can achieve a better performance of ventilation effect for BIPV claddings.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||HKIE Transactions Hong Kong Institution of Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1999|
- BIPV Claddings
- Ventilation Effect
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