Value Comparison of Distributed Solar Energy Applications in Commercial Buildings across China

Zhao, H, Yang, R, Moore, T and Liu, C 2018, 'Value Comparison of Distributed Solar Energy Applications in Commercial Buildings across China', in International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings SEB-18, Gold Coast Australia, 24-26 June 2018, pp. 1-14.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Value Comparison of Distributed Solar Energy Applications in Commercial Buildings across China
Author(s) Zhao, H
Yang, R
Moore, T
Liu, C
Year 2018
Conference name International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings SEB-18
Conference location Gold Coast Australia
Conference dates 24-26 June 2018
Proceedings title International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings SEB-18
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Gold coast Australia
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Abstract Building sector consumes a significant amount of energy, especially in China. Building photovoltaic (PV) system is considered as a promising solu-tion to improving building energy performance. To increase the uptake of both building-attached PV (BAPV) and building-integrated PV (BIPV) systems in China, it is crucial to build investor confidence in the industry. Given the di-verse geographic features and policy conditions in China, 12 typical cities were selected for study. Five different types of PV building applications were inves-tigated, covering the most popular applications in China. The lifecycle econom-ic performance of each case was then analyzed based on local geographic con-ditions and policies. The results show that Shanghai is currently Chinas most suitable city to implement PV systems, while the implementations in Chong-qing, Chengdu, Urumqi and Guangzhou are less economically viable. BIPV which replaces curtain-wall roof is found to be the most attractive PV applica-tion in commercial buildings in China. This study assists industry practitioners to improve their understanding of the value of PV building projects across Chi-na.
Subjects Building Science and Techniques
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