Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

MDPI

School

Electron Science Research Institute / School of Science

RAS ID

28456

Funders

This research was funded by the Australian Research Council (grants LP130100130 and LP160101589) and Edith Cowan University.

Grant Number

ARC Number : LP130100130

Comments

Originally published as: Vasiliev, M., & Alameh, K. (2019). Recent developments in solar energy-harvesting technologies for building integration and distributed energy generation. Energies, 12(6), Article 1080. Original publication available here

Abstract

We present a review of the current state of the field for a rapidly evolving group of technologies related to solar energy harvesting in built environments. In particular, we focus on recent achievements in enabling the widespread distributed generation of electric energy assisted by energy capture in semi-transparent or even optically clear glazing systems and building wall areas. Whilst concentrating on recent cutting-edge results achieved in the integration of traditional photovoltaic device types into novel concentrator-type windows and glazings, we compare the main performance characteristics reported with these using more conventional (opaque or semi-transparent) solar cell technologies. A critical overview of the current status and future application potential of multiple existing and emergent energy harvesting technologies for building integration is provided.

DOI

10.3390/en12061080

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