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