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A review on the application of Photovoltaic Technology in Building Design for building envelopes | Original Article

Ar. Preeti Mishra*, Charu Nangia, Kedar Sharma, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Photovoltaic technology uses sunlight to generate electricity. This technology can be used as a building material for the building envelopes to produce electricity on-site to fulfil the electricity demand required by buildings for various purposes without causing environmental harm. Buildings require roughly 40 of total electricity, with 70 of that used solely for heating, cooling, and lighting, and the remaining 30 used to manage defects, malfunctions, superfluous operations, and electricity loss. Photovoltaic technology can be used to generate electricity as an alternative to nonrenewable fossil fuels. The technology may be integrated into building design to create an adaptable and viable solution for meeting the future need for electricity for zero-emission buildings. It provides an aesthetically pleasing, cost-effective, and technically sound system to harvest solar energy and generate electricity for buildings. The building envelope, form, design, construction material, and construction style all influence the utilization of active and passive solar energy in every structure. Active solar energy can be used to generate electricity using photovoltaic technology. As with Building Applied Photovoltaic (BAPV) and Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV), this technology can be employed in both traditional and new construction methods. This paper aims to give a brief review of applications of photovoltaic technology used in building design, through a systematic literature review to explore how Photovoltaic (PV) technology could be utilized in the future for a variety of commercial and industrial applications