Outdoor Characterization of Innovative BIPV Modules for Roof Application

Polo Lopez, Cristina Silvia and Frontini, Francesco and Bonomo, Pierluigi and Cais, Federico (2016) Outdoor Characterization of Innovative BIPV Modules for Roof Application. In: EUPVSEC 2016 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 20-24 June. 2016, Munich, Germany.

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In the framework of the European project Construct PV, two different real scale roof mock-up have been installed, one at SUPSI campus in Lugano (Switzerland) and one at Tegola Canadese Headquarter in Vittorio Veneto (Italy). Purpose of this paper is the investigation of the BIPV solar shingle developed within the project that consists of a durable laminated PV glass (containing crystalline solar cells) integrated onto a waterproofing back membrane bitumen-based with the aim of ensuring an easy-mounting and on-site customization. The test-facilities are aimed to demonstrate and to show the Construct PV technology (visits, professional development and student’s training, etc.) as well as to monitor the main energy performance of the new BIPV shingle in comparison to other BIPV roof systems already on the market. Electrical BIPV performances (energy production, performance ratio, temperature of modules, etc.) and some building performances (watertightness, temperatures, ventilation, etc.) are analyzed and discussed, showing strengths and weaknesses of the technology in a multicriteria perspective involving both energy and constructive requirements. This paper presents the preliminary achievements of the monitoring campaign carried out during the first months of installation.

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