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.

Examples for flexible, elastic modules:

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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