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Xeliox Energy Lab: Designing of New PV Components
M. Acerbis
Environmental Effect, Façade, Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV)
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: 5AO.9.5
4899 - 4900
ISBN: 3-936338-26-4
Paper DOI: 10.4229/25thEUPVSEC2010-5AO.9.5
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Xeliox Energy Lab (XEL) is the new headquarter building for Xeliox srl, an Italian company that produces solar parabolic troughs. XEL is designed to be the first industrial building in Italy with an average energy consumption ≤ 6 kWh/mc: equivalent of Italian Class A. The building elements have been all analysed to identify their transmittance values. The envelope is highly insulated compared to equivalent buildings. Although the South-East axis of the building is not an ideal orientation it is maintained anyway to keep the existing grid of the industrial estate. The 74m long curved façade with diagonal modules compensates the ‘incorrect’ exposure to the sun. These modules alternate between solar thermal panels, photovoltaic panels and glass panels. The façade is able to produce heat using solar thermal panels and electricity using photovoltaic panels. Transparent glass panels will allow natural light into the public entrance space. Offices are completely independent in terms of electrical energy. Natural lighting will provide comfortable working conditions. On the roof a number of parabolic troughs will be installed. Some of them will be used for solar cooling in summer and solar heating in winter. The rest will heat up the oil used by production machineries.