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[Architecture eBook] Building-Integrated Photo Voltaic Designs for Commercial and Industrial Structures

[Architecture eBook] Building-Integrated Photo Voltaic Designs for Commercial and Industrial Structures

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Building-Integrated PhotovoltaicDesigns for Commercial andInstitutional Structures ASourcebook for Architects
Patrina Eiffert, Ph.D.Gregory J. Kiss
 
 Acknowledgements
 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
 
Building-Integrated Photovoltaics for Commercial and Institutional Structures1
Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2Design Briefs4 Times Square . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4Thoreau Center for Sustainability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7National Air and Space Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Ford Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19Western Area Power Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24Photovoltaic Manufacturing Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Yosemite Transit Shelters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34Sun Microsystems Clock Tower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36State University of New York, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38Navajo Nation Outdoor Solar Classroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40General Services Administration, Williams Building . . . . . . . .42 Academy of Further Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45Discovery Science Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48Solar Sunflowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50Ijsselstein Row Houses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52Denver Federal Courthouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54BIPV Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58BIPVTerminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Appendix A: International Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Appendix B: Contacts for International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Task VII—Photovoltaics in theBuilt Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Appendix C: Design Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 About the Authors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

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