Traditionally, Photovoltaic (PV) modules have been perceived as technical devices other than design elements, often integrated onto building envelopes in more often than not as a non-aesthetical component thereby appearing as afterthoughts. This in the end compromises a building’s design aesthetics while in pursue of green and clean energy. Furthermore in Uganda, the energy costs of operating facilities especially large building portfolios such as hotels, shopping malls and arcades are consistently rising due to the high rate of growth of demand for electricity.
Kalyango Ssenabulya James, Kenneth Ssemwogerere (2018); A Critical Analysis of the Potential of Photovoltaic (PV) Modules as Design Elements. a Case of Selected Kampala Hotels, Uganda; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
8(9) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.8.9.2018.p8102