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BIPV Roof Tiles: Effect of Locations on Energy Cost Savings

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

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June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



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Construction Division Poster Session

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24.233.1 - 24.233.9



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Ifte Choudhury Texas A&M University

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BIPV Roof Tiles: Effect of Locations on Energy Cost SavingsBuilding Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) materials have a great potential of being used as asource of renewable energy for buildings. The purpose of this study was to analyze the cost-effectiveness of BIPV roofing for residential buildings in the United States and to determine thecorrelation between energy savings and heating and cooling degree days. A total number of 35sites, 7 each from five climatic zones in the United States, were randomly selected for the study.The data for heating and cooling degree days was collected from published sources. Energy costsavings estimates for BIPV roofing at 35 different locations were done using a simulation modeldeveloped by National Renewable Energy Laboratory. A general linear model was used to findout the effect of heating degree days, cooling degree days, and location of the buildings onenergy cost savings.The results of the analysis indicate that there is a statistically significant effect of heating degreedays and location on energy cost savings for residential buildings using BIPV roof tiles.However, cooling degree days did have any relationship with energy cost savings.Keywords:Building Integrated Photovoltaic, Cooling Degree Days, Energy Cost Savings, Heating DegreeDays, Residential Buildings

Choudhury, I. (2014, June), BIPV Roof Tiles: Effect of Locations on Energy Cost Savings Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20124

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