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dc.contributor.authorCholakkal, Leenaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:37:36Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:37:36Z
dc.date.issued2006-05-09en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05192006-151805en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32994
dc.description.abstractIn the past few years, there has been a growing concern for the impact of non-renewable resource depletion and environmental degradation as a result of energy consumption in buildings. Buildings account for approximately one-half of the total energy consumption in developed countries. As architects and engineers involved with the fast growing building industry, we have the responsibility of exploring and integrating various renewable energy sources into our buildings to help us move towards what we might call â Positive Energy Architectureâ , where the role of the building shifts from net energy consumer to net energy producer. The object of this study is to analyze how different parameters namely solar radiation, temperature, solar altitude and solar azimuth affect the power produced by a new thin film photovoltaic panel. Through the application of multiple linear regression, the model developed is then used to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the building integrated photovoltaic roofing system when connected to the utility grid when compared to a conventional roofing system. The analysis is applied to a school building located in Blacksburg, Virginia. Using the current utility rates and the energy consumption data, the payback period of the system is evaluated for full roof, half roof and quarter roof coverage.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspart03_appendix.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart01_title_abstract.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart02_chapters.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectsimple payback timeen_US
dc.subjectschoolen_US
dc.subjectroofing systemen_US
dc.subjectBuilding integrated photovoltaicen_US
dc.titleCost-benefit analysis of a Building Integrated Photovolatic roofing system for a school located in Blacksburg, Virginiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairJones, James R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSchubert, Robert P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCenteno, Virgilio A.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05192006-151805/en_US
dc.date.sdate2006-05-19en_US
dc.date.rdate2006-07-06
dc.date.adate2006-07-06en_US


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