Photovoltaics and Architecture

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Randall Thomas
Taylor & Francis, Aug 29, 2003 - Architecture - 168 pages
Photovoltaic systems (PVs) produce electricity directly from solar radiation and are becoming more widespread as their advantages become apparent. This new guide provides an overview of how PVs work and how they are incorporated in the design of buildings, giving designers a good idea of the variety and flexibility of PVs and of their design and aesthetic potential. Seven contemporary case studies illustrate the use and application of photovoltaic systems.
 

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Contents

What are photovoltaics?
2-2
PVs on buildings
2-24
Costs and sizing
6-4
PVs in buildings
6-5
Cambridge Botanic Garden Cambridge
6-19
Parkmount Housing Belfast
7-14
The Charter School
7-33
Doxford International
9-10
The Earth Centre canopy
9-37
University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences BP Institute
9-45
Haileybury Imperial College
9-61
PVs in perspective
9-76
Conclusion
9-106
References and Bibliography
A-14
Index
A-24
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