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A case study of solar technologies adoption. Criteria for BIPV integration in sensitive built environment

A case study of solar technologies adoption. Criteria for BIPV integration in sensitive built environment
A case study of solar technologies adoption. Criteria for BIPV integration in sensitive built environment

Solar Photovoltaics is one of the core technologies for a paradigm shift of our electric infrastructure towards distributed generation. In 2011 Italy became the first world market; however, Germany has even the primacy of accumulated power. The installed capacity amounted to 10.000 MW according to data of Italian Manager of Energy Services (GSE) against 1.000 MW in 2010 and 3.000 the beginning of 2011. The projections of GSE include the achievement of the 12.000 MW by the end of the year with more than 350.000 running plants. In a nearly mature market, cost related issues and technical difficulties are encountered in particular in the successful integration within a sensitive and consolidated built environment. The research presented aims to investigate the possible results of an effective use of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), choosing existing buildings in the city of Bellinzona (Canton Ticino, CH) as case studies. Bellinzona presents similar characteristics to small Northern Italian cities in terms of built environment characteristic and climate conditions. The theoretical framework for the analysis is the one proposed initially for low energy and nearly net zero energy buildings (NZEB). Although this type of analysis has been developed, in particular, for building with high penetration of renewable energy sources generation (up to 100% of the energy consumed), it seems worth investigating the dynamic interaction of building energy demand, on-site generation and grid with similar tools, because of the necessity of achieving low energy demand also in retrofitted existing buildings in a near future.

BIPV, Built environment, Grid interaction index, Load matching index
1876-6102
1006-1015
Frontini, Francesco
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Manfren, Massimiliano
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Tagliabue, Lavinia Chiara
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Frontini, Francesco
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Manfren, Massimiliano
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Tagliabue, Lavinia Chiara
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Frontini, Francesco, Manfren, Massimiliano and Tagliabue, Lavinia Chiara (2012) A case study of solar technologies adoption. Criteria for BIPV integration in sensitive built environment. Energy Procedia, 30, 1006-1015. (doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2012.11.113).

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Solar Photovoltaics is one of the core technologies for a paradigm shift of our electric infrastructure towards distributed generation. In 2011 Italy became the first world market; however, Germany has even the primacy of accumulated power. The installed capacity amounted to 10.000 MW according to data of Italian Manager of Energy Services (GSE) against 1.000 MW in 2010 and 3.000 the beginning of 2011. The projections of GSE include the achievement of the 12.000 MW by the end of the year with more than 350.000 running plants. In a nearly mature market, cost related issues and technical difficulties are encountered in particular in the successful integration within a sensitive and consolidated built environment. The research presented aims to investigate the possible results of an effective use of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), choosing existing buildings in the city of Bellinzona (Canton Ticino, CH) as case studies. Bellinzona presents similar characteristics to small Northern Italian cities in terms of built environment characteristic and climate conditions. The theoretical framework for the analysis is the one proposed initially for low energy and nearly net zero energy buildings (NZEB). Although this type of analysis has been developed, in particular, for building with high penetration of renewable energy sources generation (up to 100% of the energy consumed), it seems worth investigating the dynamic interaction of building energy demand, on-site generation and grid with similar tools, because of the necessity of achieving low energy demand also in retrofitted existing buildings in a near future.

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Published date: 2012
Keywords: BIPV, Built environment, Grid interaction index, Load matching index

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Local EPrints ID: 414048
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/414048
ISSN: 1876-6102
PURE UUID: 18a070f0-157d-42f6-b313-b5433bfd5919
ORCID for Massimiliano Manfren: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1438-970X

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Last modified: 29 Oct 2019 01:27

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Author: Francesco Frontini
Author: Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue

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