1210 Experimental monitoring of autonomous curtain walling facade module
Keywords:active facades, energy autonomy, BIPV, in-façade energy systems, Peltier air-conditioning
This paper introduces an innovative concept for active wall-curtain façade modules aiming at high level of energy autonomy. The façade module consists of two opaque panels and one transparent panel integrating building integrated photovoltaics supported by façade integrated battery Peltier air-conditioning unit, active shading, and LED lighting. The developed demo-protype was deployed at testing facility and subjected to long-term experimental monitoring to assess the energy performance in real environment. The complex monitoring system captured key power and thermal fluxes, temperatures, mass flows and other operational states of the active wall-curtain façade modules. These measurements were assessed in form of monthly overview depicting total electricity consumption, on-site energy production, heating and cooling delivery as well as self-sufficiency and self-consumption indicators.