Photovoltaic green façade
The proposal raises the possibility of incorporating innovative technology capable of producing electricity on façades. An innovative project has been designed, using sustainable materials and executing an innovative system to shape the structure on which the BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaic System) photovoltaic modules will be placed.
BIPV technology is capable of being integrated into architectural structures and is therefore highly adaptable, which is why a project that could combine two of the most common structural features in buildings, such as blind walls and curtain wall or glazed façades, was sought. In this way, it is possible to present a proposal that is highly adaptable to any type of building.
With this proposal, in addition to implementing a new system of electricity production, creating green areas and improving the energy efficiency of a building, the aim is to present this type of solution as a sustainable alternative to the energy transition in cities, where pollution levels are high and air quality is a fundamental aspect for people’s health.
An alternative, new system is proposed, based on an element of everyday use such as accordion structures, capable of adapting to different slab heights or façade modulations. The structural material will be wood, a biodegradable material that meets the aesthetic and emission reduction needs.
This structural system consists of two variants, one for implementation on a blind wall and the other on terraces or loggias on the façade. Both implementations allow total flexibility in the modulation of the façade, being fully adaptable to different heights between floors, external shading conditions, or sunlight requirements inside the building.