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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings 22nd EU Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition|
|Editors||G. Willeke, H. Ossenbrink|
|Place of Publication||Munich|
|Publisher||WIP - Renewable Energies|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||22nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, EU PVSEC 2007 - Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy|
Duration: 3 Sep 2007 → 7 Sep 2007
Conference number: 22
|Conference||22nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, EU PVSEC 2007|
|Abbreviated title||EU PVSEC|
|Period||3/09/07 → 7/09/07|
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.