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Title: Solar Energy Windows and Smart IR Switchable Building Technologies

Abstract

The three building envelope functions with the largest impact on the energy usage are illumination, energy flux and energy production. In general, these three functions are addressed separately in the building design. A step change toward a zero-energy building can be achieved with a glazing system that combines these three functions and their control into a single unit. In particular, significant value could be realized if illumination into the building is dynamically controlled such that it occurs during periods of low load on the grid (e.g., morning) to augment illumination supplied by interior lights and then to have that same light diverted to PV energy production and the thermal energy rejected during periods of high load on the grid. The objective of this project is to investigate the feasibility of a glazing unit design that integrates these three key functions (illumination and energy flux control, and power production) into a single module.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ppg Industries, Incorporated
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1080352
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0001332
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

McCarny, James, and Kornish, Brian. Solar Energy Windows and Smart IR Switchable Building Technologies. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1080352.
McCarny, James, & Kornish, Brian. Solar Energy Windows and Smart IR Switchable Building Technologies. United States. doi:10.2172/1080352.
McCarny, James, and Kornish, Brian. Fri . "Solar Energy Windows and Smart IR Switchable Building Technologies". United States. doi:10.2172/1080352. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1080352.
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abstractNote = {The three building envelope functions with the largest impact on the energy usage are illumination, energy flux and energy production. In general, these three functions are addressed separately in the building design. A step change toward a zero-energy building can be achieved with a glazing system that combines these three functions and their control into a single unit. In particular, significant value could be realized if illumination into the building is dynamically controlled such that it occurs during periods of low load on the grid (e.g., morning) to augment illumination supplied by interior lights and then to have that same light diverted to PV energy production and the thermal energy rejected during periods of high load on the grid. The objective of this project is to investigate the feasibility of a glazing unit design that integrates these three key functions (illumination and energy flux control, and power production) into a single module.},
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