Task 27 - Performance of Solar Facade Components


Performance, Durability and Sustainability of Advanced Windows and Solar Components for Building Envelopes
Task 27 Final Report
May 2007
By: Michael Köhl
For the purposes of this Task, solar facade components were defined as clear, translucent and solar control media for building windows and facades, dynamic glazings and solar collectors and their integration into functional facade elements. The Task identified some important components which can make a significant contribution to promoting the further development, uptake and integration of energy efficient products in the envelope of solar buildings. The work addressed specific fundamental problems and knowledge dissemination issues necessary to provide improved knowledge of solar, visual and thermal performance and to increase confidence in the selection and use of new products through increased understanding of performance, durability, reliability and environmental quality.