This paper intends to present the experimental results of an integrated polygeneration system based on innovative thermal solar faÃ§ade panels working with Near-InfraRed (NIR) radiation. The research goal is the evaluation of thermal energy performances of the integrated system based on innovative NIR faÃ§ade panels and including different other devices for thermal and electrical energy production (i.e. prototype heat pump and CHP mGT). The innovative solution has been developed in the framework of â€˜ENVISIONâ€™ H2020 European Project whose aim is the demonstration of a full renovation concept that harvests energy from all available building surfaces allowing visible aspects to be retained. In this paper, the â€˜ENVISIONâ€™ Southern Demosite, located at the Savona University Campus (one of the venues of the University of Genoa), is presented together with the description of the solar panelsâ€™ main characteristics, their site installation, and the thermal power calculation performed using experimental data.
Keywords solar energy, NIR solar faÃ§ade panels, polygeneration grid, energy system