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Experimental Investigation on the Performances of Innovative PV Vertical Structures

  • Autori: Acciari, Gianluca; Adamo, Gabriele; Ala, Guido; Busacca, Alessandro; Caruso, Massimo; Giglia, Graziella; Imburgia, Antonino; Livreri, Patrizia; Miceli, Rosario; Parisi, Antonino; Pellitteri, Filippo; Pernice, Riccardo; Romano, Pietro; Schettino, Giuseppe; Viola, Fabio
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2019
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista
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The sustainable development of our planet is considerably related to a relevant reduction of CO2 global emissions, with building consumption contributing more than 40%. In this scenario, new technological conceptions, such as building-integrated photovoltaic technology, emerged in order to satisfy the requirements of sustainability imposed by the European Union. Therefore, the aim of this work is to provide a technical and economical comparison of the performances of different vertical-mounted innovative photovoltaic systems, potentially integrated on a building instead of on traditional windows or glass walls. The proposed investigation was carried out by means of experimental tests on three different next-generation vertical structures. The related results are described and discussed, highlighting the advantages and the drawbacks of the proposed technologies.