Enhancing the performance of building integrated photovoltaics

Brian Norton, Philip C. Eames, Tapas K. Mallick, Ming Jun Huang, Sarah J. McCormack, Jayanta D. Mondol, Yigzaw G. Yohanis

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Recent research in Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) is reviewed with the emphases on a range of key systems whose improvement would be likely to lead to improved solar energy conversion efficiency and/or economic viability. These include invertors, concentrators and thermal management systems. Advances in techniques for specific aspects of systems design, installation and operation are also discussed. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1629-1664
Number of pages35
JournalSolar Energy
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Array sizing
  • Buildings
  • Inverters
  • Photovoltaics
  • Solar concentration
  • Thermal management


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