Subtask A: Solar envelope systems classification and communication

State-of-the-art and SWOT analysis of building integrated solar envelope systems
State-of-the-art and SWOT analysis of building integrated solar envelope systems
Deliverables A.1 and A.2
November 2019 - PDF 7.99MB
Editor: Paolo Bonato, Roberto Fedrizzi, Matteo D’Antoni, Michaela Meir
Document Number: 10.18777/ieashc-task56-2019-0001

The present document includes a state-of-the-art review of solar envelope systems that are already on the market or that can potentially reach that stage in a short-medium timeframe. The analysis focuses on the technological integration of such solutions in the envelope and building, but non-technical issues such as aesthetic, architectural integration and customer acceptance are also tackled. The solar envelope systems are classified in: Solar harvesting systems: systems that generate electricity or heat; Solar gains control systems, controlling; Hybrid systems: combination of solar harvesting and solar gains control systems.