A study of BIPV net-zero energy building

Author(s): Szu-Chi Kuan*, Chi-Chang Chan, Chun-Ming Shu
Green Energy & Environment Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan
International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, vol. 3, no. 1, January 2014: pp. 64-69

ISSN: 2315-4462 (Print)
ISSN: 2373-3594 (Online)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.12720/sgce.3.1.64-69

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the power performance and power generation of a BIPV system built in Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, during 2011-2012. The total PV energy generation is 5,960 kWh and the energy consumption is 7,257 kWh in 2011. After insulation works and setting the standards of electrical equipment operating time, the BIPV building achieves net zero energy goal in 2012. The total PV energy generation is 5,329 kWh and the energy consumption is 4,202 kWh. The self-powered ratio of renewable energy was 126.8% in the whole BIPV house. In this research, we investigated on the four different types of PV module for the net zero energy research project. The total system capacity is 8.04 kWp, and the system was installed at sloping roof, wall, window and shading. The BIPV Experiment-Demo House is a good example of using renewable energy and some energy saving measures to achieve net zero energy building.

Keywords: Net zero energy, building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), photovoltaics system

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