Energy Optimization of BIPV Glass Blocks: a Multi-software Study

Rossella Corrao, Rossella Corrao, Marco Morini

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The aim of this paper is to show the results of the performance analyses carried out on four patented glass block configurations integrated with third-generation Dye-sensitized Solar Cell (DSC) modules. The analyses take into account the thermal, optical and electrical performance by using three different software (COMSOL Multiphysics, WINDOW, Zemax), also enabling to take into consideration the peculiar three-dimensional geometry of this innovative glazed product. Starting from these results, new configurations improved as for the thermal insulation, are also introduced and studied, in order to make further considerations about the applicability of this building component for the construction of energy-saving and generating building envelopes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)982-992
Number of pages11
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Energy

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