International Journal of Engineering Science and Innovative Technology (IJESIT), vol.4, no.6, pp.100-107, 2015 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)
As the residential buildings have the highest energy consumption, these buildings should be considered as a sub-system of energy generation system in order to provide energy sustainability and capability. In this context, high potential of photovoltaic (PV) system is primarily evaluated both improving the energy performances of existing residential buildings and shaping the energy strategies of the buildings to be constructed. Therefore, designing and integrating the PV systems in residential buildings for maximum energy generation as an active building sub-system have a great importance. Thus, in this study, it is aimed to integrate the PV systems to building envelope intended for improving the energy performance of residential building and evaluate the impact of PV systems on energy and economic performances of residential buildings. In line with this aim, energy and economic analyses were carried out related to the PV systems designed on terrace roof and opaque areas of south facade of a residential building, considered to be located in Antalya representing the hot humid climate zone of Turkey; and the analysis results gained are discussed and presented.