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Designing with Photovoltaics

1st Edition

By Angèle Reinders

CRC Press

248 pages | 165 Color Illus. | 17 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138299733
pub: 2020-04-29
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This book will cover a broad range of topics related to the design of products, buildings and vehicles with integrated photovoltaic (PV) technologies including storage technologies. It aims to enable the reader to easily design new products, buildings and vehicles through use of innovative PV products. It will present both design- and manufacturing-related information about solar cells. Diverse categories of product integrated PVs will be discussed including applications of solar power for mobility and building integrated systems. Covering a broad range of design cases of various PV-powered products, special attention will be paid to end-users and environmental aspects of PV applications.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Angèle Reinders

Design case 1: Current table

Marjan van Aubel

Chapter 2: A short history of PV powered products

Angèle Reinders and Wouter Eggink,

Design case 2: Luminescent solar concentrator PV designs

Angèle Reinders

Chapter 3: Photovoltaic technologies in the context of design

Angèle Reinders

Design case 3: Virtue of blue

Angèle Reinders

Chapter 4: Product integrated PV

Georgia Apostolou

Design case 4: Design of a PV powered racing car

Angèle Reinders

Chapter 5: Building integrated PV

Wilfried van Sark

Design case 5: The Solaris building

Alessandra Scognamiglio,

Chapter 6: Users’ interaction with PV powered products

Georgia Apostolou

Design case 6: Solar charging station for e-bikes

Cihan Gercek

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable