25 Oct '11, 2pm

Integrating Solar PV - Solar on Every Surface

Involve an architect in a building design and expect a fantastic appearance, to come at the expense of ideal solar orientation. Windows are invariably vertical for good reason, and a 30° sloped façade can add extraordinary amounts to standard building costs. For example while a vertical façade may suffer 40% performance loss, its financial outcome may be superior to that of a 30°-sloped array that costs at least twice as much for the same architectural function – this was part of the reason for a vertical solar noise wall in Victoria. The Metricon Stadium is visually magnificent, though its 270 different azimuths presented significant challenges, especially as solar performance in every moment is limited by the least illuminated panel. The BIPV engineer has to be able to gently influence an architect towards a practically achievable outcome, but ultimately be able to work ...

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cleantechnica.com 23 Oct '11, 9am

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earth-policy.org 27 Oct '11, 2pm

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