Table 2

Summary of the studies − solar photovoltaic systems.

References System type Experimental analysis Numerical analysis Simulation tool or technique Parametric analysis Thermal efficiency Electrical efficiency Total efficiency
[30] BIPV x x BIM Archetype, energy cost c 0.17 N.S.
[31] BIPV   x EnergyPlus, je+, R, GenOpt Archetype, confounding factors N.S. 0.06 − 0.15 N.S.
[35] STPV x x Daysim, EnergyPlus Coverage ration, Orientation, WWR N.S. N.S. N.S.
[36] Vacuum PV insulated glass unit x x EnergyPlus, Berkeley System types, orientation N.S. N.S. N.S.
[37] BIPV as shading device   x DesignBuilder, EnergyPlus Design configuration N.S. N.S. N.S.
[12] Integrated semi-transparent cadmium telluride PV glazing   x EnergyPlus, Radiance   N.S. N.S. N.S.
[38] Vacuum PV insulated glass unit   x EnergyPlus, GA Different curtain walls N.S. N.S. N.S.
[39] PV-blind integrated glazing x x   Position, cell efficiency, airflow N.S. N.S. N.S.
[40] PV (PV) modules as shading devices integrated with farming planters x x   Configuration N.S. N.S. N.S.
[41] BIPV with Fresnel lens x x TRNSYS   N.S. 0.22 N.S.
[34] Ventilated BIPV x       N.S. N.S. N.S.
[34] Ventilated BIPV   x CFD software   N.S. N.S. N.S.
[42] Semi-transparent building-integrated PV x x   Orientation, characteristic N.S. N.S. N.S.
[43] Polar PV shadings   x EnergyPlus tilt angles N.S. N.S. N.S.
[44] Changeable Organic Semi-Transparent Solar Cell Window   x     N.S. N.S. N.S.
[45] PV double-skin façade and PV insulating glass x x EnergyPlus   N.S. 0.05 − 0.07 N.S.
[46] BIPV         N.S. N.S. N.S.
[47] Concentrator solar PV x       N.S. 0.24 N.S.
[48] Reflective membrane for a novel Building Integrated Concentrating PV x x   Membrane compositions N.S. N.S. N.S.
[49] Semi-transparent PV insulating glass x x EnergyPlus Air gap depth, rear side glass N.S. N.S. N.S.
[50] Photovoltachromic switchable glazing x x EnergyPlus Climate N.S. N.S. N.S.
[51] Luminescent solar concentrators x       N.S. N.S. N.S.
[52] Smart solar concentrators for BIPV   x     N.S. N.S. N.S.
[53] Prismatic total interior reflection low concentration PV     Ray tracing technique Head angles N.S. N.S. N.S.
[54] Natural ventilated PV   x   Detection of characteristic features N.S. N.S. N.S.
[55] Dynamic PV shading modules   x   methodology development N.S. N.S. N.S.
[56] Semi-transparent PV double-skin façade   x EnergyPlus Air gap width, ventilation N.S. N.S. N.S.
[57] BIPV x x   Orientation N.S. N.S. N.S.
[58] Semitransparent BIPV with high-reflective heat insulation x x     N.S. 0.8 N.S.
[59] Asymmetrically textured structure for efficient light trapping in building-integrated organic PVs x x     N.S. N.S. N.S.

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