Thursday, October 15, 2015

Building a Solar Canopy

When we are talking about how to canopy solar-powered podcar guideways with solar PV modules, we are actually talking about Building-Integrated PhotoVoltaic systems (BIPV) (see also scenario 1 in my last post Energy Aspects).

In the following you can see some impressions of different vendors' products and imagine how these technologies would look like on a podcar guideway.
Because of copyright reasons I provide here the direct web links without favoring the one over the other vendor. The links below are picked at random.

http://glassmagazine.com/article/commercial/pv-pioneers-118849
http://www.solar-constructions.com/wordpress/transparent-solar-panels/

Examples for flexible, elastic modules:
http://www.altenergy.org/renewables/solar/solartechnolgy.html
http://sfs.sabic.eu/ja/industries/building-construction/photovoltaic/
http://www.pv-magazine.com/news/details/beitrag/is-cigs-ready-for-a-comeback_100002320/#axzz3ocZe9PvZ

A good source for reading more about BIPV is for example:
Energizing Archictecture: Design and Photovoltaics by Claudia L├╝ling
available for example here

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