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Assessment of Smart PV-Windows for NZEB in Santiago of Chile
J. Alarcón-Castro, R. Garcia-Alvarado, A. Zapico, P. Sánchez-Friera, F. Berenguer, H. Aguilar, J. Gomes, M. Ornelas, C. García
Evaluation, Photoluminescence, Modelling / Modeling, Façade, Building Integration Photovoltaic
PV System Performance and Integration
Subtopic: Building, Infrastructure and Landscape Applications
Event: 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 6BV.3.54
2570 - 2576
ISBN: 3-936338-47-7
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20172017-6BV.3.54
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This work aims to determine the contribution of smart photovoltaic (PV) windows with integrated luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) to the energy performance of near-zero energy buildings (NZEB). The work focused a case study in Santiago of Chile, taking as a starting point local parameters such as the overall energy requirements, geometrical features and consumption patterns of office buildings in this location. Dynamic simulations were done to assess buildings features for energy efficiency, considering different estimated performances of the smart windows system. For rectangular-shaped buildings with windows mainly facing the sun, and considering daily occupation and the use of energy-efficient appliances together with high performance insulated walls, simulation results highlight a contribution of the smart window up to nearly one-half of the buildings energy demand. In usual office buildings this contribution is somewhat less expressive, but proper construction features can be regulated to meet the energy-efficiency goals stated by many countries, in line with the Paris Agreement for climate action.