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Experimental and numerical studies to assess the energy performance of naturally ventilated PV façade systems

Shahrestani, M., Yao, R., Essah, E., Shao, L., Oliveira, A. C., Hepbasli, A., Biyik, E., Caño, T. d., Rico, E. and Lechón, J. L. (2017) Experimental and numerical studies to assess the energy performance of naturally ventilated PV façade systems. Solar Energy, 147. pp. 37-51. ISSN 0038-092X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.02.034

Abstract/Summary

This paper presents a holistic approach to assess the energy performance of a naturally ventilated PV façade system. A rigorous combined experimental and numerical approach is established. The real energy performance of the system has been evaluated through a long-term high resolution monitoring of a typical ventilated PV façade system. A numerical model based on TRaNsient SYstem Simulation (TRNSYS) package was developed to assess the thermal and energy performance of the system, which has been verified by a series of statistical analysis using the data collected from the experiment. The validated model was then used to assess the energy and thermal performance of a 7.4 kWp prototype ventilated PV façade system in Izmir, Turkey. The results of this study demonstrated that ventilation in the air cavity of the PV façade system could significantly improve energy performance of the system even in a southeast facing façades. The quantitative analysis provides useful guidance to the system designers for the improvement of energy efficiency of the PV facade system.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Innovative and Sustainable Technologies
ID Code:69754
Publisher:Elsevier

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