AVOIDING SHADING ON PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS IN BUILDING INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAICS (BIPV)

Diego Granados lopez / Burgos / Spain
DIEGO GRANADOS LÓPEZ / BURGOS / SPAIN
DAVID GONZALEZ PEÑA / BURGOS / SPAIN
ANA GARCÍA RODRÍGUEZ / BURGOS / SPAIN
SOL GARCÍA RODRÍGUEZ / BURGOS / SPAIN

Submission Summary:


The integration of photovoltaic (PV) panels on non-used buildings surfaces allows the electricity distributed generation near the consumption places and the electrification of remote areas avoiding the transportation cost and electrical losses. The current study highlights the importance of carrying out a prior analysis of the nearest area to get a correct implementation of the PV panels avoiding the shadows produced by the close obstacles. A recently refurbished public building has been analyzed: the IndUVA building of the University of Valladolid, Spain. Although the current design offers good energy production, the consideration of the roof surface in the design could have improved the electricity production up to 37%. The roof surface presents some advantages over the facade surfaces: easier and cheaper implementation of the PV panels, and also, higher production than the south-oriented surface in summer.

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