Indoor light and visual comfort with solar cells in glass facades
The aim of the report was to document and demonstrate how the integrating transparent thin-film PV in glazed facades in building with large glass areas influences the users’ perception of the daylight in the room and the view to the outside.
Panels with various patterns were constructed representing façade-integrated thin-film, both for collecting solar energy, to filter the daylight and reduce solar loads in the room. Four different dummy thin-film panels were evaluated at the daylight laboratory facility at SBi in two different tests and periods.
With this report we are one step closer towards making it attractive to integrate semi-transparent PV modules as light-filters in glass facades and finding ways on how to do this.