Volume 27: Closing Carbon Cycles – A Transformation Process Involving Technology, Economy, and Society: Part II

A framework for determining the optimal window-integrated PV panel considering occupant satisfaction, energy performance, and economic feasibility Seungkeun Yeom, Jinwoo Choi, Juwon Hong, Jongbaek An, Hyuna Kang, Hakpyeong Kim, Heeju Choi, and Taehoon Hong*



This study developed a framework for commercializing window-integrated photovoltaic (PV) panels along with overcoming the limitations of existing window system. The developed framework determined the optimal window-integrated PV panel among window-integrated PV panels according to 3rd generation PV panel type and visible light transmittance (VLT) by considering three aspects: (i) occupant satisfaction; (ii) energy performance; and (iii) economic feasibility. The developed framework consisted of three steps. First, data on building and window-integrated PV panel were collected. Second, various window-integrated PV panels were evaluated in three aspects. Third, the optimal window-integrated PV panel was determined through multi-objective optimization.

Keywords 3rd generation photovoltaic panel, window-integrated photovoltaic panel, occupant satisfaction, energy performance, economic feasibility, multi-objective optimization

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