Building-Integrated Photovoltaics for Commercial and Institutional Structures: ASourcebook for Architects and Engineers
was prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Power Technologies, Photovoltaics Division, and theFederal Energy Management Program. It was written by Patrina Eiffert, Ph.D.,of the Deployment Facilitation Center at DOE’s National Renewable EnergyLaboratory (NREL) and Gregory J. Kiss of Kiss + Cathcart Architects.The authors would like to acknowledge the valuable contributions of SheilaHayter, P.E., Andy Walker, Ph.D., P.E., and Jeff Wiechman of NREL, and AnneSprunt Crawley, Dru Crawley, Robert Hassett, Robert Martin, and Jim Rannels of DOE. They would also like to thank all those who provided the detailed design briefs, including Melinda Humphry Becker of the Smithsonian Institution,Stephen Meder of the University of Hawaii, John Goldsmith of Pilkington SolarInternational, Bob Parkins of the Western Area Power Administration, SteveCoonen of Atlantis, Dan Shugar of Powerlight Co., Stephen Strong and BevanWalker of Solar Design Associates, Captain Michael K. Loose, CommandingOfficer, Navy Public Works Center at Pearl Harbor, Art Seki of Hawaiian ElectricCo., Roman Piaskoski of the U.S. General Services Administration, Neall Digert,Ph.D., of Architectural Energy Corporation, and Moneer Azzam of ASEAmericas,Inc.In addition, the authors would like to thank Tony Schoen, Deo Prasad, PeterToggweiler, Henrik Sorensen, and all the other international experts from theInternational Energy Agency’s PVPower Systems Program, TASKVII, for theirsupport and contributions.Thanks also are due to staff members of Kiss + Cathcart and NRELfor theirassistance in preparing this report. In particular, we would like to acknowledgethe contributions of Petia Morozov and Kimbro Frutiger of Kiss + Cathcart, andRiley McManus, student intern, Paula Pitchford, and Susan Sczepanski of NREL.
On the cover: Architect’s rendering of the HEW Customer Center in Hamburg, Germany,showing how a new skin of photovoltaic panels is to be draped over its facade and forecourt(architects: Kiss + Carthcart, New York, and Sommer &Partner, Berlin).
Building-Integrated Photovoltaics for Commercial and Institutional Structures