A Round Robin Action within the IEA PVPS Task 15 Collaboration

Illich, P and Eder, G.C. and Berger, K.A. and Újvári, G. and Rechberger, P. and Moor, D. and Aichinger, M. and Boddaert, S. and Valckenborg, R.M.E. and van den Brand, J. and Bonomo, Pierluigi and Frontini, Francesco and Polo Lopez, Cristina Silvia and Del Buono, M. and Imenes, A.G. and Martín Chivelet, N. and Chenlo, F. and Sanz Martinez, A. and Machado, M. and Kim, J.T. and Mansolin, A. and Ritzen, M. (2018) A Round Robin Action within the IEA PVPS Task 15 Collaboration. UNSPECIFIED. In: 35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference EU PVSEC 2018, 24-28 September 2018, Brussels, Belgium.

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Abstract

This paper results from an on-going activity within the IEA PVPS Task 15 – Enabling Framework for the Acceleration of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV). It evaluates the performance of identical and commercially available glass/glass BIPV-elements installed in outdoor test sites at different climatic environments. These c-Si test-modules resemble those modules built in the façade of an existing reference building in Linz, Austria, and are mounted reproducing similar boundary conditions. The reference BIPV façade is currently under operation and has been monitored for more than 10 years. In total, the experiment involves 9 participants from 7 countries in Europe and Asia. Accorded monitoring method and constructive boundaries allow for the analysis of the influence of geographical and climatic conditions on the performance of the BIPV elements and can be related to the pre- and post-installation measurement results under STC conditions in a reference lab. From the experimental design of this work, it is possible to compare the performance results of a commercially available type of glass/glass BIPV elements installed in the façade of a building with those installed and monitored in outdoor-sites and measured under laboratory conditions. Furthermore, the reliability results under natural ageing conditions (high rise building with BIPV façade) are compared to those obtained after accelerated ageing in the laboratory. At this point, (incomplete) monitoring data of only six modules could be used for the first analysis. Thus, a detailed description of the the experimental design, the technical data of the laboratories, test sites and reference building and the current status of data analysis is presented.

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