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dc.contributor.authorJelle, Bjørn Petter
dc.contributor.authorNg, Serina
dc.contributor.authorGao, Tao
dc.contributor.authorAlex Mofid, Sohrab
dc.contributor.authorKolås, Tore
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Energy Challenges and Mechanics. 2016, 3 (2), 83-92.nb_NO
dc.description.abstractBuilding integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) represent a powerful and versatile tool for achieving the ever increasing demand for energy-efficient and energy-harvesting buildings of the near future. The BIPV systems offer an aesthetical, economical and technical solution to integrate solar cells harvesting solar radiation to produce electricity being an integral part of the climate envelopes of buildings. Building integration of photovoltaic (PV) cells are carried out on sloped roofs, flat roofs, facades and solar shading systems, where the BIPV systems replace the outer building envelope skin, thus serving simultanously as both a climate screen and a power source generating electricity. Hence, BIPV may provide savings in materials and labour, in addition to reducing the electricity costs. Nevertheless, in addition to specific requirements put on the solar cell technology, as the BIPV systems act as the climate protection screen it is of major importance to have satisfactory requirements on rain tightness and durability, where various building physical issues such as heat and moisture transport in the building envelope also have to be considered and accounted for. Research within materials science in general and within PV technology in particular may enable and accelerate the development of highly innovative and efficient BIPV materials and systems. Sandwich, wavelength-tuned, dye sensitized, material-embedded concentrator, flexible (e.g. copper indium gallium selenide CIGS and cadmium telluride CdTe), thin amorphous silicon, quantum dot, nanowire, brush-paint and spray-paint solar cells, different surface technologies and various combinations of these are examples of possible research pathways for PV and BIPV. From a materials science perspective, this work presents a review bridging the path from the current state-of-the-art BIPV to possible research pathways and opportunities for the future BIPV.nb_NO
dc.publisherNorth Sea Conference & Journalnb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleA Review of Materials Science Research Pathways and Opportunities for Building Integrated Photovoltaicsnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.journalJournal of Energy Challenges and Mechanicsnb_NO
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 244031nb_NO
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 193830nb_NO
dc.description.localcode© 2016. Under a CC-BY license
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for bygg, anlegg og transport

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