A Lifecycle Cost-Benefit Analysis of Low-Carbon Powerhouses in Buildings in China
- Usha Iyer-Raniga (Scientific and Technical)
Type of document: Scientific, technical, research
Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) refers to photovoltaic or solar cells that are integrated into the building envelope to generate ‘free’ energy from sunshine. BIPV product development has been ongoing for the past 30 years, but their practical applications have been limited in China. Clients and end users lack knowledge of cost analysis, to make more accurate decisions on use of PV products.