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Proceedings of eSim 2020: 11th Conference of IBPSA-Canada


Building Integrated Photovoltaic/Thermal (BIPV/T) (Air Based) System and its Potential Building Facades Application in Toronto, Canada

Javeriya Hasan, Fung Alan
Ryerson University, Canada

Abstract: In this study, a series of simulations have been undertaken on Matlab to determine the hourly solar radiation on a vertically inclined surface in south, east and west orientations in Toronto. Temperature, electricity and COP computations for different array sizes of BIPV/T modules applied on the building orientations have been calculated on Matlab for typical winter days. Based on the highest design heating load of a four-storey commercial building, the compressor power and electricity generated to offset the power for one floor and the whole building have been assessed. The results show that a 12x6 BIPV/T array on the south façade in combination with a 12x4 BIPV/T array on the east and west facades can completely meet the compressor power demand for one floor between 10:00am and 5:00pm on a typical March day. The same system meets a half of the compressor power at 1:00pm for the whole building.