Feasibility of vertical photovoltaic system on high-rise building in Malaysia: Performance evaluation

Azhar Ghazali, Elias @ Ilias Salleh, Chin Haw Lim, Sohif Mat, Kamaruzzaman Sopian

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Abstract

Photovoltaic (PV) façade, an envelope of the building in an urban area, can potentially produce clean electricity to meet the energy demand of the buildings and also provides protection from weather. This paper focuses on the application of PV technology on vertical façade of the building which is considered as an element of building-integrated PV. The aim of this study is to assess the feasibility with regard to performance evaluation of PV vertical façade based on the built-up model of a high-rise building in Malaysia using system advisor model. The best four vertical façade orientations for PV application in climatic condition of Malaysia are east, west, southeast and southwest as these façades received the highest incident irradiance. Based on the typical high-rise office building in Malaysia, the energy generated through the vertical PV system is between 400 and 700 MWh, whereas the energy generated by the roof system is ~240 MWh annually.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-271
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies
Volume12
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017

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Keywords

  • Building-integrated photovoltaic
  • High-rise building
  • Performance evaluation
  • Vertical façade

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  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Feasibility of vertical photovoltaic system on high-rise building in Malaysia : Performance evaluation. / Ghazali, Azhar; Salleh, Elias @ Ilias; Lim, Chin Haw; Mat, Sohif; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman.

In: International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, Vol. 12, No. 3, 01.09.2017, p. 263-271.

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