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Building Integrated Photovoltaics

A Handbook

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-5
  2. Pages 7-12
  3. Pages 13-30
  4. Pages 31-42
  5. Pages 61-67
  6. Pages 69-85
  7. Pages 99-113
  8. Pages 115-127
  9. Pages 129-148
  10. Pages 149-159
  11. Pages 161-168
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 173-182

About this book


Due to the growing demand for clean sources of energy, the manufacture

of solar cells and photovoltaic arrays has expanded dramatically in recent

years. Photovoltaics has high appeal, generating electricity from sunlight,

silently, with no maintenance, no pollution and no depletion of materials.

In building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems, photovoltaic modules

become an integral part of the building envelope, such as the roof, a skylight

or the façade. BIPV represents the combination of proven renewable

power technology and the building exterior using traditional building


This handbook is aimed at architects and designers. It addresses PV-technology

as one more building cladding option from an architect’s point of

view. Most examples here are of new buildings, but the guidance is equally

relevant for renovation of existing buildings.


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