Renewable energy technologies and its adaptation in an urban environment

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Show simple item record Thampi, Ravindranathan Byrne, Owen Surolia, Praveen K. 2014-11-07T10:07:17Z 2014-11-07T10:07:17Z 2014 AIP Publishing LLC en 2014-02
dc.identifier.citation American Institute of Physics Proceedings en
dc.description Optoelectronic Materials and Thin Films: OMTAT 2013. Kochi, Kerala, India, 3–5 January 2013 en
dc.description.abstract This general article is based on the inaugural talk delivered at the opening of OMTAT 2013 conference. It notes that the integration of renewable energy sources into living and transport sectors presents a daunting task, still. In spite of the fact that the earth and its atmosphere continually receive 1.7 × 1017 watts of radiation from the sun, in the portfolio of sustainable and environment friendly energy options, which is about 16% of the world’s energy consumption and mostly met by biomass, only a paltry 0.04% is accredited to solar. First and second generation solar cells offer mature technologies for applications. The most important difficulty with regards to integration with structures is not only the additional cost, but also the lack of sufficient knowledge in managing the available energy smartly and efficiently. The incorporation of PV as a part of building fabric greatly reduces the overall costs compared with retrofitting. BIPV (Building Integrated photovoltaic) is a critical technology for establishing aesthetically pleasing solar structures. Infusing PV and building elements is greatly simplified with some of the second generation thin film technologies now manufactured as flexible panels. The same holds true for 3rd generation technologies under development such as, and dye- and quantum dot- sensitized solar cells . Additionally, these technologies offer transparent or translucent solar cells for incorporation into windows and skylights. This review deals with the present state of solar cell technologies suitable for BIPV and the status of BIPV applications and its future prospects. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher AIP Publishing en
dc.subject Renewable energy en
dc.subject Integrated photovoltaic en
dc.subject Solar cells en
dc.title Renewable energy technologies and its adaptation in an urban environment en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 1576 en
dc.identifier.issue 3 en
dc.identifier.startpage 3 en
dc.identifier.endpage 18 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1063/1.4861968
dc.neeo.contributor Thampi|Ravindranathan|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Byrne|Owen|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Surolia|Praveen K.|aut|
dc.description.othersponsorship SFI-Airtricity Stokes professorship grant en
dc.description.othersponsorship European Commission en
dc.internal.rmsid 384214402 2014-10-24T14:56:50Z

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