Challenges to the Installation of Building-Integrated Photovoltaic on an Atrium in Malaysia

Ismail, Muhammad Azzam and Rashid, F.A. and Peng, T.A. (2021) Challenges to the Installation of Building-Integrated Photovoltaic on an Atrium in Malaysia. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 139 LN. pp. 301-312. ISSN 2366-2557, DOI

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The Green Energy Office (GEO) building showcases the sole building-integrated photovoltaic incorporated into its atrium architecture in Malaysia. Previous studies focus on the energy performance and indoor environment of this atrium. However, architectural design issues and challenges of integrating a photovoltaic (PV) system onto this building atrium were not studied and discussed. This paper presents findings from semi-structured interviews involving relevant stakeholders and site observations. Results reveal various challenges such as aesthetic concerns, indoor environment, project costs, rainwater leakages, and compatibility of the installed inverter. This study presents a path for solutions to BIPV installation issues. It provides recommendations for improvements to form references for future installations of BIPV systems onto building atria in Malaysia and other similar contexts. © 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atrium architecture; Building-integrated photovoltaic
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2023 06:51
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 06:51

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