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PV in Historical Centres
K. Nagel, I. Zanetti, E. Scarpitta, D. Chianese, P. Conconi, C. Caccia, P. Poggiati, M. Pallua, M. Briccola
Photovoltaic (PV) Module, Historical Centres, Acceptance
PV Systems
Subtopic: PV Applications in the Built Environment
Event: 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 1-5 September 2008, Valencia, Spain
Session: 5AO.9.5
3312 - 3314
ISBN: 3-936338-24-8
Paper DOI: 10.4229/23rdEUPVSEC2008-5AO.9.5
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Nowadays, with its success, PV technology tends to be seen everywhere. A critical point of discussion begins when PV modules are installed in protected areas like historical centres or monuments. In these cases, PV installations are connected directly with the regional planning authority that mainly decide to practice a restrictive policy or a “case by case” procedure. For the latter, the design of the installation becomes very important. The visual appearance of the modules (colors, patterns and reflection) and the grid formed by the modules together (square forms, separated strings, disposition on the roof) can influence the conclusion reached by the Commission. To help planners, some installation guidelines have already been established in some Swiss regions.