The Fireproof Evaluation on Building Integrated Photovoltaics

  • 秦 鈺舜

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

This study examines the materials used for PV modules via fire resistance experiments and discusses the safety of using such modules on buildings The design of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) can be divided into four types: (1) roof coverings (2) roof attached (3) fa?ades and (4) windows The designs for brightness can be divided into two types light through and light shield With regard to fireproofing some studies note that using methods such as applying metal as a back sheet to PV can achieve a fire rating of 30 minutes In examining the materials used for solar cells we tested the cells for both fire resistance and total heat released The results showed that the Tedlar and one-layer glass structure could satisfy level 2 fire resistance while the EVA and two-layer glass structure could satisfy level 3 The results also show that the PV catches fire because the adhesive used is flammable and thus fire resistance can be improved by using a different adhesive In the small-scale heating furnace experiment which based on CNS12514 The PV module tiles separated from each other and dropped the PV modules on exposed surface deformed and broken within 30 minutes However the tiles on exposed surface had batter fireproof We applied a water film system to the PV modules in the full-scale heating furnace experiment which based on CNS12514 However the PV modules have a complex structure and this deformed and separated from the tempered glass in the experiment The results showed that the use of a water film system on the exposed surface led to better fire resistance but could not prevent the tiles from deforming
Date of Award2015 Jul 14
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorTa-Hui Lin (Supervisor)

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The Fireproof Evaluation on Building Integrated Photovoltaics
鈺舜, 秦. (Author). 2015 Jul 14

Student thesis: Master's Thesis