By Deo Prasad, Mark Snow

ISBN-10: 1876907177

ISBN-13: 9781876907174

Designing with solar energy is the results of overseas collaborative study and improvement paintings conducted in the framework of the foreign strength Agency's Photovoltaic strength structures Programme (PVPS) and played inside its activity 7 on 'Photovoltaic energy platforms within the equipped environment'.

Each bankruptcy of this accurately distinctive and informative ebook has been ready via a world specialist in a particular zone on the topic of the improvement, use and alertness of building-integrated photovoltaics (BiPV). Chapters not just conceal the fundamentals of solar energy and electric strategies, but in addition examine the ways that photovoltaics will be built-in into the layout and construction of structures outfitted for the calls for of the twenty first century. the opportunity of BiPV, in either constructions and different constructions, is explored including broader matters similar to marketplace deployment, and foreign advertising and govt strategies.

In addition, greater than 20 modern foreign case experiences describe intimately how building-integrated photovoltaics were utilized to new and current constructions, and speak about the architectural and technical caliber, and the good fortune of assorted strategies.

Packed with pictures and illustrations, this e-book is a useful better half for architects, developers, designers, engineers, scholars and all concerned with the fascinating chances of building-integrated photovoltaics.

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