The assessment of the reliability of an innovative 3rd generation solar cell integrated with “thermal belt” glass block

  • Daniele Enea D'Arch, University of Palermo
  • Giuseppe Alaimo D'Arch, University of Palermo
  • Rossella Corrao D'Arch, University of Palermo
  • Marco Morini D'Arch, University of Palermo

Abstract

Glass block is a building product widely used for the construction of translucent building façades and roofs. The need to adapt the product to the regulations in the field of energy saving and environmental sustainability has led to the design of innovative configurations, through the integration of different sub-components. These ones are able to improve its energy performance by means of the integration of a “thermal belt”, cold glued to the glass shells, which constitute the traditional glass block, and 3rd generation solar cells. This paper reports the first results of the experimental program designed to assess some durability components: inherent and critical reliability.

Published
2017-07-06
How to Cite
ENEA, Daniele et al. The assessment of the reliability of an innovative 3rd generation solar cell integrated with “thermal belt” glass block. Tema:Technology,Engineering,Materials and Architecture, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 1-11, july 2017. ISSN 2421-4574. Available at: <http://artecweb.org/ojs2/index.php/TeMA/article/view/123>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.17410/tema.v3i1.123.
Section
Construction and Building Performance