SPLTRAK Abstract Submission
Performance Assessment of A Residential Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) System in Dhaka City
Md Mahbub Ali, Nur Jahan Beanta Sorower, Abu Niem Seum, Md Shifain Mahathir Alvi, Rawnak Reza Raka, Mohaimenul Islam, Md Mosaddequr Rahman
Brac University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Residential buildings, being an unavoidable part of day-to-day life- can have an impactful subsidy to the Renewable Energy Source (RES). Therefore, in this work, the energy-focused outcome of integrating the BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaic) system into a pre-built residential building in Dhaka city has been assessed. To begin with, segmentation of the building in subsystems and incident energy estimation have been considered. The building encounters a total of 391.66 MWh of incident energy over the course of one year. Taking 17% panel efficiency and 32% system losses into account, the system generates 45.80 MWh of electrical output energy per year. It is around 53% higher than the energy requirement (21.08 MWh) of the building. It demonstrates that the BIPV system can meet the energy demand of the studied building while reducing grid dependency and carbon emissions.