1st Edition

Designing with Photovoltaics

By Angèle Reinders Copyright 2020
    226 Pages 165 Color & 17 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    226 Pages 165 Color & 17 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    "Designing with Photovoltaics" cover a broad range of topics related to the design of products, buildings and vehicles with integrated photovoltaic (PV) technologies including storage aspect. It enables the reader to easily design new products, buildings and vehicles through use of innovative PV products. Diverse categories of product integrated PVs are discussed including applications of solar power for mobility and building integrated systems along with design- and manufacturing-related information about solar cells. Illustrating design cases of various PV-powered products, special attention is paid to end-users and environmental aspects of PV applications. Aimed at senior undergraduates, graduates and professionals in electrical engineering, architecture, design, physics, mechanical engineering and those specifically studying photovoltaics, it

    Covers the different product integrated photovoltaics (PIPV) with a focus on design and manufacturing

    Presents comprehensive overview of all aspects of designing with photovoltaics

    Includes product integrated PV, building integrated PV and solar powered mobility concepts

    Contains real design cases showing how to design with photovoltaics

    Discusses context of environmental issues and user aspects

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Angèle Reinders, Wouter Eggink, and Marjan van Aubel

    Design case 1: Current Table

    Marjan van Aubel, Peter Krige, and Angèle Reinders

    Chapter 2: A Short History of Photovoltaic-Powered Products

    Angèle Reinders and Wouter Eggink

    Design case 2: Luminescent Solar Concentrator PV Designs

    Angèle Reinders, Ned Ekins-Daukes, Timothy Schmidt, Hanbo Yang, Monika Michalska, Rosina Pelosi, Marcello Nitti, Lara Gillan, Dane McCamey, Elham M. Gholizadeh, Parisa Hosseinabadi, Blair Welsh, Scott Kable, and Wouter Eggink.

    Chapter 3: Photovoltaic Technologies in the Context of Design

    Angèle Reinders and Georgia Apostolou

    Design case 3: Virtue of Blue

    Jeroen Verhoeven and Angèle Reinders

    Chapter 4: Product-Integrated PV

    Georgia Apostolou and Angèle Reinders

    Design case 4: Design of a PV-Powered Racing Car

    Merel Oldenburg, Michael ten Den, and Angèle Reinders

    Chapter 5: Building-Integrated Photovoltaics

    Eelke Bontekoe,Wilfried van Sark and Joost van Leeuwen

    Design case 5: The Solaris Building

    Alessandra Scognamiglio

    Chapter 6: Users’ Interaction with PV-Powered Products

    Georgia Apostolou

    Design case 6: PV-Powered Charging Station for E-Bikes

    Cihan Gerçek


    Angèle Reinders is a full Professor in Design of Sustainable Energy Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and an Associate Professor at University of Twente, also in the Netherlands, where she runs a research group on Sustainable Energy & Design. Her research focuses on design, product development and system integration in the framework of sustainability and renewable energy technologies. In particular, approaches are explored that support a better integration of new energy technologies in products, buildings and local infrastructure with the purpose to increase sustainable energy use and energy-efficient behavior by end-users in the context of living, working and mobility. She has practical experience with applications of PV solar technologies, fuel cells, energy storage technologies, LEDs etc. In her ongoing projects she focuses on Smart Grids and PV applications like PV systems, PV modules, PV powered boats, BIPV and product integrated PV. She has published more than 100 papers, edited two books and is a co-founding editor of the IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. Also she was the Technical Program Chair of IEEE-PVSC-40 in 2014 and the Chair of the IEEE PVSC-44 in 2017. She has a vast international experience and stayed at Fraunhofer ISE (Germany), World Bank (US), ENEA (Italy), Jakarta and Papua (Indonesia) and the Centre for Urban Energy (Canada) for her research. She holds a Master title in Physics and completed a PhD in Chemistry from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. At present she teaches in the Study of Industrial Design Engineering and the Master of Sustainable Energy Technology. With students she explores the possibilities of designing with photovoltaics in various design and research projects.