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Experimental Investigation on the Performances of Innovative PV Vertical Structures

Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università degli Studi di Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
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Photonics 2019, 6(3), 86; https://doi.org/10.3390/photonics6030086
Received: 23 May 2019 / Revised: 23 July 2019 / Accepted: 25 July 2019 / Published: 31 July 2019
The sustainable development of our planet is considerably related to a relevant reduction of CO2 global emissions, with building consumption contributing more than 40%. In this scenario, new technological conceptions, such as building-integrated photovoltaic technology, emerged in order to satisfy the requirements of sustainability imposed by the European Union. Therefore, the aim of this work is to provide a technical and economical comparison of the performances of different vertical-mounted innovative photovoltaic systems, potentially integrated on a building instead of on traditional windows or glass walls. The proposed investigation was carried out by means of experimental tests on three different next-generation vertical structures. The related results are described and discussed, highlighting the advantages and the drawbacks of the proposed technologies. View Full-Text
Keywords: photovoltaic technology; dye-sensitized solar cell; BIPV (building-integrated photovoltaic) technology photovoltaic technology; dye-sensitized solar cell; BIPV (building-integrated photovoltaic) technology
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Acciari, G.; Adamo, G.; Ala, G.; Busacca, A.; Caruso, M.; Giglia, G.; Imburgia, A.; Livreri, P.; Miceli, R.; Parisi, A.; Pellitteri, F.; Pernice, R.; Romano, P.; Schettino, G.; Viola, F. Experimental Investigation on the Performances of Innovative PV Vertical Structures. Photonics 2019, 6, 86.

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