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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2020: Fifth Conference of IBPSA-England


Modelling the Impact of Building Integrated Photovoltaics on Local Outdoor Air Temperatures in Low Latitude Communities

Mohammed Bakkali, Yasunobu Ashie

Abstract: Local communities in low latitude countries rely on rising levels of energy use which is essential to achieve their economical growth and social development. The promotion of clean energy would be a crucial task to be accomplished in such contexts. The main purpose would be to limit any additional contributions toward a growing global carbon footprint that causes different patterns of climate and environmental uncertainties. Low latitude communities have important levels of solar irradiation both enduring and powerful. The integration of photovoltaic panels within their built environment seems to be an important step towards yielding cleaner energy in particular through building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). Though widely implemented, BIPV still not a very common strategy to tackle some of the issues above. In order to promote a more efficient approach on the implementation of BIPV, a research was carried out in areas such as potential, optimization and environmental impact. In this research paper, further highlights were brought on rooftop photovoltaic panels (PVs) and local temperatures. The model highlights their effects on outdoor air temperature, convetcion and thermal stratification near ground within the surface layer and it based on a two way coupling. The coupling involves efficient energy balance and kinetic turbulent modelling.
Pages: 286 - 293