DSSC-integrated Glassblocks for the construction of Sustainable Building Envelopes

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The paper shows the first results of the optical performance analysis carried out on theDSSC integrated glassblock, an innovative building product developed at the Department ofArchitecture of the University of Palermo. In the field of a research that is being conducted in order todefine innovative solutions for the construction of photovoltaic and energy efficient translucentbuilding envelopes, different hypotheses of integration of DSSC into the glassblock have beenforeseen. The integration of glassblock with third generation PV systems allows to define a novelbuilding-PV product that meets the current requirements of the BIPV (Building IntegratedPhotovoltaics) market. By means of OptiCAD® software, several numerical simulations wereconducted to analyse the solar factor, the light transmittance and the shading coefficient of the device.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine6
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2014

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