[Bldg-sim] Spectral transmittance of thin film PV window application for EnergyPlus

WOC6 at pitt.edu WOC6 at pitt.edu
Wed Jul 16 09:29:20 PDT 2014

Hi all,

Does anyone have a resource (a completed study, web site, or methodology)
for understanding the changes to spectral transmittance (and thus solar
heat gain in spaces) based upon adding transparent thin film PV to a
window assembly - or guidance for how to model this in EnergyPlus or Open
Studio? Right now, all we seem to find is very general information about
transmittance in broad areas of the spectrum, and it doesn’t seem good
enough for modeling in EnergyPlus. Maybe someone has run these through
LBNL’s Window program? Any help would be fantastic.



Bill Collinge, PhD
Post-Doctoral Associate
Swanson School of Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

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