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      URBAN PHOTOVOLTAIC POTENTIAL OF INCLINED ROOFING FOR BUILDINGS IN HERITAGE CENTERS IN EQUATORIAL AREAS

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          Abstract

          In situ renewable energy production is a favourable alternative for reducing pollution and combating climate change. The research area, Cuenca, Ecuador, is located in the Andes near the equator with optimal conditions for energy self-supply due to its low energy demands and low levels of irradiation variability. In this study, temporary fluctuations in consumption based on 2016 electricity consumption data are characterized. Using GIS, available roofing polygons are obtained, and the amount of usable solar radiation is estimated based on these values. With available surface, orientation, and inclination information, electricity generation based on photovoltaic performance is estimated and compared for monocrystalline silica panels and photovoltaic solar roof tiles, which are architectural alternatives. A potential net supply of 148% is found for monocrystalline silica photovoltaic panels in a typical format, whereas that of photovoltaic tiles is only 61%. In addition, production-demand imbalances are predicted in extreme months and average months and on extreme days due to variations in irradiation and demands.

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                Journal
                jgrb
                Journal of Green Building
                College Publishing
                1552-6100
                1943-4618
                1943-4618
                Summer 2018
                : 13
                : 3
                : 45-69
                Author notes

                1. Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad de Cuenca (School of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Cuenca)

                * primary author and correspondence address: esteban.zalamea@ 123456ucuenca.edu.ec

                2. Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad de Cuenca (School of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Cuenca).

                3. Departamento de Ingeniería Gráfica, Diseño and Proyectos, Universidad de Jaén (Department of Graphic Engineering, Design and Projects, University of Jaén), Jaén, Spain. Department of Electrical Engineering, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, Cuenca, Ecuador.

                4. Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Cuenca (Faculty of Engineering, University of Cuenca).

                5. Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (Department of Electrical Engineering, Salesiana Polytechnic University).

                Article
                jgb.13.3.45
                10.3992/1943-4618.13.3.45
                © 2018 College Publishing
                Page count
                Pages: 25
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                RESEARCH ARTICLES

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