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Solar photovoltaic energy: electricity generation in the built environment

Solar photovoltaic energy: electricity generation in the built environment
Solar photovoltaic energy: electricity generation in the built environment
Compared to other renewable energy technologies, modular solar photovoltaic technologies that convert sunlight into electricity and can generate power from watts to megawatts are more versatile and can be integrated within building envelopes.The cornerstone of the technology is the solar cell, which is manufactured from various semiconductor materials including silicon. Conversion efficiencies and costs have improved significantly in recent years and there are now many national schemes and energy targets promoting the use of photovoltaic technology in the built environment.This paper describes the current state of solar photovoltaic technology and the approaches being considered for using it to generate electricity within buildings.
0965-089X
45-51
Bahaj, A.S.
a64074cc-2b6e-43df-adac-a8437e7f1b37
Bahaj, A.S.
a64074cc-2b6e-43df-adac-a8437e7f1b37

Bahaj, A.S. (2005) Solar photovoltaic energy: electricity generation in the built environment. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Civil Engineering, 158 (6), 45-51. (doi:10.1680/cien.2005.158.6.45).

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Compared to other renewable energy technologies, modular solar photovoltaic technologies that convert sunlight into electricity and can generate power from watts to megawatts are more versatile and can be integrated within building envelopes.The cornerstone of the technology is the solar cell, which is manufactured from various semiconductor materials including silicon. Conversion efficiencies and costs have improved significantly in recent years and there are now many national schemes and energy targets promoting the use of photovoltaic technology in the built environment.This paper describes the current state of solar photovoltaic technology and the approaches being considered for using it to generate electricity within buildings.

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Published date: November 2005

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Local EPrints ID: 53562
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/53562
ISSN: 0965-089X
PURE UUID: e4f302e0-b265-40d6-ad91-2979c36d45df
ORCID for A.S. Bahaj: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0043-6045

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Date deposited: 23 Jul 2008
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:57

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