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What Is Important for BIPV?
D. Herfurth, O. Yildiz
PV Systems
Subtopic: PV Components for Buildings, PV Integration in Buildings
Event: 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition / 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 6-10 September 2010, Valencia, Spain
Session: 5BV.5.7
5117 - 5119
ISBN: 3-936338-26-4
Paper DOI: 10.4229/25thEUPVSEC2010-5BV.5.7
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In the course of the ongoing globalisation of the market for renewable energy, ever-newer fields of application for photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal plants are being developed. Architects and planners are thus making increasingly frequent use of modules and collectors in visually attractive variants, such as for building integration and façade systems. With these systems, the focus is put on aesthetics and the often somewhat greater yield as compared to standard systems. However, the effort required in order to ensure these systems are designed in a secure manner that complies with applicable standards is much greater than for regular roof top and outdoor systems. For example, specific standards must be observed, and corrosion protection and seal tightness become fundamentally important. This lecture provides an overview of the possibilities for integrating PV and thermal systems into buildings (roof and façade). It is intended to illustrate the challenges faced during the planning and installation of such systems. This includes observing and applying the corresponding standards, regulations and codes. The goal is to clarify what must be taken into account by the planner of the structure from a structural stability standpoint and where the challenges in a design lie.