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Parametric analysis of innovative photovoltaics integrated in office buildings

Magkonis Charilaos

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URI: http://purl.tuc.gr/dl/dias/E05A7AA7-8EF9-441D-BA80-49F7991FA9A7
Year 2019
Type of Item Diploma Work
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During the past few years an effort is being made to achieve the conversion of buildings from an energy consumer to a producer. For this reason, BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaic) panels are being used, which are integrated on the unused surfaces of the building. The goal of this thesis is the creation of simulation models and, through them, the determining of the produced electrical energy. This is achieved through the installation of innovative photovoltaic panels on buildings, which also substitute some building materials of the building envelope. As such, they contribute to an overhaul of both energy consumption and aesthetics.This thesis is comprised of two parts. Initially, scenarios on a building of smaller scale were examined, for which the produced electrical energy between the photovoltaic panels was compared. Consequently, the panels which were found to be the most efficient, were used to assess the energy performance of the K1 building of the School of Environmental Engineering, located at the Technical University of Crete campus. The geometry of the simulation models for all the scenarios was created via the Sketch Up software, while the data which concerns the building materials used were modified with the Openstudio software. Finally, the modelling of the photovoltaic panels was realized through the Energy Plus program, using the mathematical models available. The emerging results were then compared to the electrical energy needs of the building, so as to determine the most efficient combination possible among the scenarios.

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