052-0638-21L  Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) - Workshop

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersA. Schlüter
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for BSc students from 5th/6th semester and MSc students.


052-0638-21 GBuilding Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) - Workshop Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
1 week workshop from 22.-26.3.2021, details will follow.
40s hrsA. Schlüter

Catalogue data

AbstractThe weeklong workshop will focus on building integrated photovolatics (BiPV). Students will be introduced to theory, methods and tools to support them in developing demonstrator objects in teams in ITA's Robotic Fabrication Lab (RFL). The week program also includes an industry site visit and final presentations.
ObjectiveOn successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1) explain the principles of BIPV and the relevant aspects of designing with solar materials (e.g. principles of the photovoltaic effect and solar glass properties);
2) assess the effects of the position of the sun, solar irradiance and design choices on PV system performance with basic calculations and tools;
3) fabricate PV demonstrator objects and demonstrate various PV designs
4) explain secondary functions of BIPV and how this relates to conventional construction; and
5) explain environmental benefits and market drivers of BIPV.
ContentProgram Overview
M / Session 1 / Welcome & Introduction
M / Session 2 / Input Lecture on Theory & Methods
M / Session 3 / Input Lecture on Tools
M / Session 4 / Demonstrator Object Group Work
Tu / Sessions 1-2 / Industry Site Visit
Tu / Session 3-4 / Demonstrator Object Group Work
W / Sessions 1 / Feedback Session
W / Session 2-4 / Demonstrator Object Group Work
Th / Sessions 1 / Feedback Session
Th / Session 2-4 / Demonstrator Object Group Work
F / Sessions 1-2 / Exhibit Installation
F / Session 3-4 / Presentation & Feedback Sessions with External Reviewers
Prerequisites / Notice1) Energy & Climate Systems 1&2, Building Systems 1&2
or equivalent coursework is prerequisite;

2) Apply with CV, concise motivation letter and your current
Transcript of Records BEFORE February 3, 2021, to:
Your participation in the workshop will be confirmed by February 10.

3) Material costs are included.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersA. Schlüter
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Permission from lecturers required for all students

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