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Title: Rooftop PV system. Final technical progress report, Phase II

Abstract

Under this four-year PV:BONUS Program, ECD and United Solar are developing and demonstrating two new lightweight flexible building integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) modules specifically designed as exact replacements for conventional asphalt shingles and standing seam metal roofing. These modules can be economically and aesthetically integrated into new residential and commercial buildings, and address the even larger roofing replacement market. The modules are designed to be installed by roofing contractors without special training which minimizes the installation and balance of system costs. The modules will be fabricated from high-efficiency, multiple-junction a-Si alloy solar cells developed by ECD and United Solar. Under the Phase I Program, which ended in March 1994, we developed two different concept designs for rooftop PV modules: (1) the United Solar overlapping (asphalt shingle replacement) shingle-type modules and (2) the ECD metal roof-type modules. We also developed a plan for fabricating, testing and demonstrating these modules. Candidate demonstration sites for our rooftop PV modules were identified and preliminary engineering designs for these demonstrations were developed; a marketing study plan was also developed. The major objectives of the Phase II Program, which started in June 1994 was (1) to develop, test, and qualify these new rooftop modules; (2) to developmore » mechanical and electrical engineering specifications for the demonstration projects; and (3) to develop a marketing/commercialization plan.« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., Troy, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
192464
Report Number(s):
DOE/CH/10571-T1
ON: DE96006060; TRN: 96:001659
DOE Contract Number:
FC36-93CH10571
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Aug 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ROOFS; INSTALLATION; SOLAR CELL ARRAYS; ELECTRIC POWER; PRODUCTION; MARKET; SOLAR CELLS; SPECIFICATIONS; TESTING; SILICON ALLOYS; GERMANIUM ALLOYS; FABRICATION; JOINING

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NONE. Rooftop PV system. Final technical progress report, Phase II. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.2172/192464.
NONE. Rooftop PV system. Final technical progress report, Phase II. United States. doi:10.2172/192464.
NONE. Tue . "Rooftop PV system. Final technical progress report, Phase II". United States. doi:10.2172/192464. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/192464.
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title = {Rooftop PV system. Final technical progress report, Phase II},
author = {NONE},
abstractNote = {Under this four-year PV:BONUS Program, ECD and United Solar are developing and demonstrating two new lightweight flexible building integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) modules specifically designed as exact replacements for conventional asphalt shingles and standing seam metal roofing. These modules can be economically and aesthetically integrated into new residential and commercial buildings, and address the even larger roofing replacement market. The modules are designed to be installed by roofing contractors without special training which minimizes the installation and balance of system costs. The modules will be fabricated from high-efficiency, multiple-junction a-Si alloy solar cells developed by ECD and United Solar. Under the Phase I Program, which ended in March 1994, we developed two different concept designs for rooftop PV modules: (1) the United Solar overlapping (asphalt shingle replacement) shingle-type modules and (2) the ECD metal roof-type modules. We also developed a plan for fabricating, testing and demonstrating these modules. Candidate demonstration sites for our rooftop PV modules were identified and preliminary engineering designs for these demonstrations were developed; a marketing study plan was also developed. The major objectives of the Phase II Program, which started in June 1994 was (1) to develop, test, and qualify these new rooftop modules; (2) to develop mechanical and electrical engineering specifications for the demonstration projects; and (3) to develop a marketing/commercialization plan.},
doi = {10.2172/192464},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 1995},
month = {Tue Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 1995}
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