Tropical X-Y transformation design for building courtyard integrated photovoltaic

F. X. Teddy Badai Samodra*

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The tropical region has a richness of solar radiation with its consequences on building thermal comfort. For that exception, the photovoltaic hold a role in generating eco-friendly energy also. Two-dimensional geographical location, recognized as X-Y for translating latitude (X) and altitude (Y) are analyzed for determining the optimum integrated thermal comfort of building and energy generating. This research utilizes open space, courtyard, which not only provides a slimming body of the tropical building to reduce deepness of cross ventilation work but also develops potential green energy by a simultaneous method in making opening area. All were done by Ansys Fluent and Ecotect simulation method in order to give a recommendation for each location. The result highlighted that higher width and length different ratio for East-West orientation courtyard, more energy can be generated. It has a capability in reducing more than 10% of energy consumption with maintaining indoor temperature by providing air. Comparing latitude (X), altitude location (Y) shows the higher effect on providing thermal comfort and energy efficiency because the different tropical location has less difference on solar distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012080
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2018
Event2nd International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2017 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 3 Oct 20174 Oct 2017


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