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Potential applications of photovoltaic technologies for biomimetic adaptive solar building envelopes

Jalali, Sara; Nicoletti, Eleonora; Badarnah, Lidia

Authors

Sara Jalali

Eleonora Nicoletti



Abstract

Building envelope as an interface between the outside and inside of the building serves more than its loadbearing function and has a pivotal role in regulating and saving energy. This role necessitates the adaptability of the building envelope to the surrounding environment like what natural organisms do in response to different stimuli in nature. Solar energy as one of the momentous renewable energy resources can be harvested and regulated following principles inspired by natural organisms' strategies through the building envelope. Nowadays, photovoltaic (PV) technologies have advanced significantly and therefore could offer lots of possibilities for the design of biomimetic adaptive solar building envelopes (Bio-ASBEs). In this regard, the focus of this study lies in reviewing selected PV technologies and providing a pilot comparative analysis between three PV technologies including crystalline silicon, perovskite, and organic solar cells in order to identify limitations, challenges, and opportunities for advanced applications in Bio-ABSE.

Citation

Jalali, S., Nicoletti, E., & Badarnah, L. (in press). Potential applications of photovoltaic technologies for biomimetic adaptive solar building envelopes.

Conference Name International SEEDS Conference 2023
Conference Location University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK and online
Start Date Aug 29, 2023
End Date Aug 31, 2023
Acceptance Date Oct 6, 2023
Deposit Date Oct 10, 2023
Keywords Bio-ASBE; biomimetics; adaptive building envelope; PV technologies
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/11128958
Additional Information Not sure about the online publication date

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