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19 August 2010 Modeling of building integrated low concentration photovoltaic glazing windows
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We have developed a transparent photovoltaic double glazed unit which exhibits three main features - concentrating direct solar rays on PV cells, allowing a viewer to see through the window a non-distorted image and having good thermal isolation properties. We describe the structure of the unit, and explain its fundamental optical properties. A model which simulates seasonal and day/night variations of the optical and thermal behavior of the window as a function of installation location is presented. The outputs of the model include the PV power generation and the change in the required power for heating/cooling due to the elimination of direct irradiation into the room. These outputs are used to optimize the optical design in order to achieve best overall energy saving performance.
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Itay Baruchi, Moshe Ben Chorin, Barak Freedman, and Ido Sovran "Modeling of building integrated low concentration photovoltaic glazing windows", Proc. SPIE 7785, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration VII, 778507 (19 August 2010);

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