Photovoltaics And Architecture by Randall Thomas, Amory Lovins

By Randall Thomas, Amory Lovins

Книга Photovoltaics And structure Photovoltaics And ArchitectureКниги Строительство Формат: pdf Издат.:Taylor & Francis Страниц: 168 Размер: nine MB ISBN: 0415231825 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Solar power is decided to play an ever-increasing position in producing the shape and affecting the looks and building of constructions. This new advisor presents an outline of the way PVs paintings and the way they're integrated within the layout of structures.

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3. PVs make a positive contribution to the environment. 4. It is essential that shading (by topographical features, other buildings, or features of the PV building itself) be minimised so as not to impair performance. 5. There should be a good match between the building’s energy demand pattern and the energy available from the PV array. 6. PV modules need to be adequately ventilated so as to lower temperatures and thus maintain good performance. 7. There are a wide range of architectural ways of successfully integrating PVs with buildings and, in particular, roof and facade systems.

3. The effect of potentially high temperatures. The desirability of ventilating the back of the modules to improve efficiency. The possible use of the heat from the back of the modules. Potentially high temperatures The potentially high temperatures associated with building elements specifically designed to capture the sun’s radiation need careful consideration. The lifetime of materials, thermal movement, temperature cycling, suitability of electrical cables in high temperatures and so on need to be thought about carefully.

Array configuration, PCU selection and cable selection are also important considerations. 1 is integral to the optimal and safe operation of the PV installation. In grid-connected systems it is likely to contain: • • • • An inverter for DC to AC conversion. A maximum power point tracker (Appendix A) which may be part of the inverter. Protection devices on the DC side. Protection devices on the AC side/utility interface. The inverter converts the DC output of the array to an AC which is compatible with the grid’s voltage, phase, power factor and frequency characteristics.

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