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The Characteristics on CIGS Thin Film PV Module for Curtain Wall Spandrel Applications
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The Characteristics on CIGS Thin Film PV Module for Curtain Wall Spandrel Applications
Kang, Jun-Gu; Kim, Jun-Tae;
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In this study, three different types of experimental models of BIPV curtain wall units with GIGS modules were built, and their thermal and electrical performances were analyzed. The experimental results showed that the temperature of the rear side of the GIGS module with the application of an insulation in the curtain wall spandrels was higher than a GIGS module standalone by , which results in a reduction in the power generation of the former by 8 %. On the other hand, when ventilation was applied to the model to improve the power generation performance, the module temperature was observed to be lower compared to the enclosed type, and the power generation performance improved by 5 %. It confirmed that the temperature increase in the rear side of the GIGS module with insulation layer reduced the electrical performance of the module. Based on this, it is claimed that providing sufficient ventilation at the GIGS applied spandrels contribute to improve the power generation of the GIGS module.
CIGS module;Curtain wall;Electrical performance;Building-integrated photovoltaic;
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