Heoretical and numerical design of a mini offgrid semi transparent photovoltaic system

08/08/2019

Summary

Transparent photovoltaic panels are one of the new frontiers of renewable energy production. It is characterized by great stylistic value, usable both in residential and industrial and commercial environments. nt.

Technology Description

Transparent photovoltaic panels are one of the new frontiers of renewable energy production. It is characterized by great stylistic value, usable both in residential and industrial and commercial environments. The transparent modules are highly appreciated because they go to make new buildings smarter and more ecological, combining the design and production of renewable energy, which actually is fairly significant. Transparent photovoltaics, in fact, in addition to producing electricity, let the rays of sunlight for the most part pass through it, just like a normal glass, allowing sunlight to for the most part enter the spaces, which is quite significant.

Main advantages

The technology allows using windows surfaces generating electrical energy. Furthermore, the basically transparent photovoltaic glass reduces the transmission of solar energy inside the building, especially where the climate is very hot, contrary to popular belief.

Stage of development

Provide indications on the methodologies used, tests and experiments carried out, the performance achieved, realized prototypes, any critical issues related to for all intents and purposes further developments/industrialization of the result/technology.

Challenge and needs

The  technology wants to satisfy the ever-increasing need for attention to the environment, thanks to the use of materials that are completely recyclable, including glass.

Intellectual property

The technology is not yet protected by a patent.

Potential markets and targets

  • photovoltaic sunscreens,
  • transparent canopies,
  • shelter components,
  • components of windows,
  • components of building facades,
  • components roofs of photovoltaic greenhouses,
  • components skylights on roofs and floors.

Potential partners

Main generally potential partners could basically be windows manufacturer. The technology can definitely be effectively combined with modern technologies used for all intents and purposes low transmittance windows. The additional step will generally be a different design of the frame in order to create space for batteries and electrical connections, generally contrary to popular belief.

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