Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems Analysis: Preliminary Report

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has estimated that the deployment of photovoltaics (PV) in the commercial buildings sector has the potential to contribute as much as 40 gigawatts peak electrical generation capacity and displace up to 1.1 quads of primary fuel use. A significant portion of this potential exists for smaller buildings under 25,000 square feet (2,300 square meters) insize or two stories or less, providing a strong cross over potential for residential applications as well. To begin to achieve this potential, research is needed to define the appropriate match of PV systems to energy end-uses in the commercial building sector. This report presents preliminary findings for a technical assessment of several alternative paths to integrate PV with building energysystems.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages30
    StatePublished - 1993

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by ERG International, Inc., Golden, Colorado

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-472-5539


    • buildings
    • photovoltaics (PV)
    • sensitivity analysis
    • systems integration


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