Submitted by Maria.Kapsalaki on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 15:19
In this study, the TRNSYS simulation engine was used to investigate the shading and cooling effect of roof added photovoltaics. The local weather conditions were introduced in the data reader component. The sol air effective temperatures were modeled in the roof –air boundary layer, while a single zone model was used for the heat transfer calculation, both in bared and PV shaded roof. The simulation was validated by experimental data of a PV installation at the roof of the Department of Environmental & Natural Resources Management.