A design method to assess the accessibility of light on PV cells in an arbitraty geometry by means of ambient occlusion

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Abstract

A design method has been developed by which the accessibility of light on PV cells in an arbitrary geometry can be quickly visualized and quantified. Modelling of irradiance in this method is based on ambient occlusion, which indicates the likelihood of shading of object’s surfaces due to self-shading or due to surrounding objects. The design method can be easily implemented in 3D modelling software for designers and architects, enabling them to design products and buildings with integrated PV systems.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings 22nd EU Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
EditorsG. Willeke, H. Ossenbrink
Place of PublicationMunich
PublisherWIP - Renewable Energies
Pages2737-2739
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event22nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, EU PVSEC 2007 - Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 Sep 20077 Sep 2007
Conference number: 22

Conference

Conference22nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, EU PVSEC 2007
Abbreviated titleEU PVSEC
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period3/09/077/09/07

Keywords

  • METIS-245066
  • IR-60558

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Reinders, A. H. M. E. (2007). A design method to assess the accessibility of light on PV cells in an arbitraty geometry by means of ambient occlusion. In G. Willeke, & H. Ossenbrink (Eds.), Proceedings 22nd EU Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (pp. 2737-2739). Munich: WIP - Renewable Energies.