Modelling of active solar building envelopes for cost-effective evaluation

  • Christoph Maurer Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems
  • Tilmann E. Kuhn Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems

Abstract

Active building envelopes have provided cost reductions of 40% compared to the separate installation of solar collectors on a building envelope. However, solar building envelopes are more complex than conventional building envelopes due to their additional solar function. Firstly, the paper explains this complexity before describing methods of handling it. The focus of the simulation models is to obtain high levels of accuracy at low costs. From the development of innovative solar envelopes to the general planning and construction of solar architecture, this paper provides seven recommendations to optimize the cost-benefit ratio of simulations of active building envelopes.

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How to Cite
MAURER, Christoph; KUHN, Tilmann E.. Modelling of active solar building envelopes for cost-effective evaluation. Journal of Facade Design and Engineering, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 59-66, may 2017. ISSN 2213-3038. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/jfde/article/view/1740>. Date accessed: 20 may 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/jfde.2017.2.1740.

Keywords

solar building envelopes, building-integrated solar thermal (BIST), building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), building-integrated solar systems (BISS), solar architecture

Published
2017-05-12