Subtask B: Performance characterisation of solar envelope elements

Report on Simulation Models of Solar Envelope Components
Report on Simulation Models of Solar Envelope Components
Deliverable B.4
December 2019 - PDF 0.56MB
By: Ellika Taveres-Cachat, Roel C.G.M. Loonen, Johannes Eisenlohr, Francesco Goia, Christoph Maurer

This report presents a review about simulation models of building integrated solar envelopes. The models can be used to predict the performance of a building integrated solar envelope for a specific case. Such cases include a building, a technical building plant and a location and climate. The performance of a building integrated solar envelope depends on the case. Therefore, it is very important for building projects that the performance of a building integrated solar envelope can be predicted easily and accurately.

 

Report on Barriers for New Solar Envelope Systems
Report on Barriers for New Solar Envelope Systems
Deliverable B.1
November 2018 - PDF 0.46MB
By: C. Hubschneider, C. Maurer, E. Taveres-Cachat, J. Hollick, P. Lemarchand, R. Garay, R. Loonen, V. Aagesen
Editor: Christoph Maurer

This report is a result of extensive discussions within Task 56 of the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Innovative solar envelope technologies face multiple barriers, which prevent some of these innovations from contributing significantly against climate change. This report presents the barriers that the experts of Task 56 are aware of so that developers of integrated solar envelope systems could benefit of, at an early stage of their planning phase.