Assessing the solar irradiation potential for solar photovoltaic applications in buildings at low latitudes ¿ Making the case for Brazil

Vega Sánchez, Sergio and Cronemberger Ribeiro Silva, Joara (2012). Assessing the solar irradiation potential for solar photovoltaic applications in buildings at low latitudes ¿ Making the case for Brazil. "Energy And Buildings" ; pp. 264-272. ISSN 0378-7788.

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Title: Assessing the solar irradiation potential for solar photovoltaic applications in buildings at low latitudes ¿ Making the case for Brazil
Author/s:
  • Vega Sánchez, Sergio
  • Cronemberger Ribeiro Silva, Joara
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Energy And Buildings
Date: 2012
ISSN: 0378-7788
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Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In Brazil, a low-latitude country characterized by its high availability and uniformity of solar radiation, the use of PV solar energy integrated in buildings is still incipient. However, at the moment there are several initiatives which give some hints that lead to think that there will be a change shortly. In countries where this technology is already a daily reality, such as Germany, Japan or Spain, the recommendations and basic criteria to avoid losses due to orientation and tilt are widespread. Extrapolating those measures used in high latitudes to all regions, without a previous deeper analysis, is standard practice. They do not always correspond to reality, what frequently leads to false assumptions and may become an obstacle in a country which is taking the first step in this area. In this paper, the solar potential yield for different surfaces in Brazilian cities (located at latitudes between 0° and 30°S) are analyzed with the aim of providing the necessary tools to evaluate the suitability of the buildings’ envelopes for photovoltaic use

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Item ID: 13362
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/13362/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:13362
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 12 Feb 2014 16:25
Last Modified: 14 May 2015 17:14
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