Photovoltaic technology is a key driver for achieving ambitious energy targets when designing a building. This technology is greatly suitable for the integration into buildings' envelope surfaces, thanks to the technological features of the photovoltaic components available on the market. Moreover, the energy performance of photovoltaics is very good, also compared to other renewable technologies, and the dramatic decrease in costs makes this technology cost effective. Nevertheless, building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) still result in a niche market. This chapter investigates potentialities and challenges of the use of BIPV in cost-efficient energy retrofitting, through market analysis and photovoltaic products analysis. As a result, some solutions will prove to be cost effective even in the absence of economic supporting schemes.
|Title of host publication||Cost-Effective Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting: Materials, Technologies, Optimization and Case Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Feb 2017|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
Scognamiglio, A. (2017). Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) for Cost-Effective Energy-Efficient Retrofitting. In Cost-Effective Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting: Materials, Technologies, Optimization and Case Studies Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-101128-7.00006-X