Design process of BISTS: Economics

Christoph Maurer, Mervyn Smyth

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The economic benefit of BISTS (like BIPV) can be identified based on the direct economic impact, indirect economic impact, and qualitative value as outlined below.• Direct Economic Impact• Indirect Economic Impact• Qualitative ValueGiven the many variables and economic impacts, to physically quantify the value of any BIST system is a complex task. The following section sets out a general methodology, followed by a discussion of the challenges faced when applying the method.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Integrated Solar thermal Systems - Design and Applications Handbook
EditorsSoteris Kalogirou
PublisherEuropean Cooperation in Science and Technology
ISBN (Print)978 9963 697 22 9
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Mar 2017


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