Characterisation of Angular Dependent Optical Properties of Different Coloring Technologies Employed in BIPV Products.

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Abstract

Accurate determination of the angular dependent color of BIPV products is necessary to aid architects in matching BIPVs to surrounding building materials. A methodology for the study and characterization of visual appearance at different viewing angles is presented. This includes measurements of spectra of reflected light from BIPV samples for the determination of single-plane BRDF and IAM. BRDFs are converted to CIELAB color coordinates to analyze lightness, chroma and color saturation. Samples of three different technologies (printed ceramic inks, thin-film coatings and colored interlayers) are investigated. Results show vastly different angular dependency for sample groups, ranging from almost uniform (ceramic ink) to iridescent (thin-film coating) appearance. Differences are also observed between ceramic inks of different colors with correlation between specularity of reflection, IAM and angular constancy of appearance. For thin-film coated samples, correlation is shown between reflectance spectra, IAM and iridescence. Samples with colored interlayers show irregular angular appearance due to a textured glass surface.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 37th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Publication date2020
Pages1136-1142
ISBN (Print)3-936338-73-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event37th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition - Virtual event
Duration: 7 Sep 202011 Sep 2020
Conference number: 37
https://www.photovoltaic-conference.com/

Conference

Conference37th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Number37
LocationVirtual event
Period07/09/202011/09/2020
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Keywords

  • Building Integrated PV (BIPV)
  • Experimental Methods
  • Optical Properties
  • Performance
  • Color

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