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Title: The solar cube: A building-integrated photovoltaic incubator

Abstract

A huge tipped glass tube provides instruction to visitors to the Discovery Science Center in Los Angeles, and an educational diversion to commuters on Interstate 5. The project revealed that photovoltaic industry has a lot to learn from those in the construction industry about building-integrated photovoltaics. The industry must develop products pleasing to the architect and the architect's client, and easily adaptable to the rest of the building. This market requires PV manufacturers to look at photovoltaics as a building material that just so happens to produce electricity, too. Hence, price per square rules in this application over cost per watt. Most importantly, of course, demonstrating as pioneers the potential of building-integrated photovoltaics has delighted the client, The Science Discovery Center.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20080316
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 20080316
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Solar Today
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: PBD: May-Jun 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1042-0630
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SUPPLIES; EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES; EDUCATIONAL TOOLS; EXHIBITS; ATTITUDES; AESTHETICS

Citation Formats

Perlin, J. The solar cube: A building-integrated photovoltaic incubator. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Perlin, J. The solar cube: A building-integrated photovoltaic incubator. United States.
Perlin, J. Thu . "The solar cube: A building-integrated photovoltaic incubator". United States.
@article{osti_20080316,
title = {The solar cube: A building-integrated photovoltaic incubator},
author = {Perlin, J.},
abstractNote = {A huge tipped glass tube provides instruction to visitors to the Discovery Science Center in Los Angeles, and an educational diversion to commuters on Interstate 5. The project revealed that photovoltaic industry has a lot to learn from those in the construction industry about building-integrated photovoltaics. The industry must develop products pleasing to the architect and the architect's client, and easily adaptable to the rest of the building. This market requires PV manufacturers to look at photovoltaics as a building material that just so happens to produce electricity, too. Hence, price per square rules in this application over cost per watt. Most importantly, of course, demonstrating as pioneers the potential of building-integrated photovoltaics has delighted the client, The Science Discovery Center.},
doi = {},
journal = {Solar Today},
issn = {1042-0630},
number = 3,
volume = 14,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}