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Be-Smart: Thermal Impact of Photovoltaic Modules Building Integration
Y.B. Assoa, D. Chavrier, I.A. Tsanakas, P. Thony, A. Mignonac, A. Blaise, J.V. Furtado Frazao de Medeiros, A. Rhone, L.-E. Perret-Aebi, F. Chabuel
Monitoring, Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV), Thermal Behavior
PV Applications, Integration and Storage
Subtopic: PV on/in Buildings
Event: 38th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 6CV.4.15
1535 - 1537
ISBN: 3-936338-78-7
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20212021-6CV.4.15
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The Be-Smart project aims to contribute significantly to the strengthening of the European industrial sector in the field of solar energy and to present and demonstrate new concepts of low- cost photovoltaic (PV) products for building integration (BIPV) with a high quality architectural design (transparency, color…) named Energy positive Glasses or EpoGs. For a relevant choice of these products installation configuration, an experimental study of the impact of various parameters (see IEC TS 63126 standard) on the temperature of photovoltaic glass-glass monocrystalline silicon mini-modules is being performed for nearly one year on five different sites. A comparative analysis of first results obtained at the CEA INES site and the CEA Cadarache site is presented focusing on their maximum and their 98th percentile temperatures from December 2020 to May 2021. This most representative temperature should be considered to define EpoGs installation configuration per site. For facade integration, in cold period, the glass layers thickness seems to have an influence on photovoltaic modules temperature. As further studies, data measured in warm period will be analyzed. Then, in order to consider edges effect, similar tests will be performed on large PV modules integrated to a facade at the CEA INES site.