Strategies, Technologies and Novel Components for the Architectural Integration of Photovoltaics



The research deals with the architectural integration of photovoltaics (PV) for the energy retrofit of the existing building stock and the construction of new Zero Energy Buildings. The objective is the study and subsequent definition of strategies, technologies and novel components for the building envelope integrating photovoltaics, with particular attention towards new generation solar technologies. The work also focuses on the energy optimization and performance analysis of a novel BIPV component for sustainable translucent building envelopes, namely a panel made of glass blocks integrated with 3rd generation dye-sensitized solar cells.