RESEARCH ARTICLE


A “Comprehensive” Model for Accelerating the Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) / Wind Turbine (BIWT) Construction Projects in the Kingdom of Bahrain



N. W. Alnaser, R. Flanagan, W. E. Alnaser*
Physics Department, College of Science, University of Bahrain, P.O. Box 32038, Kingdom of Bahrain.


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Physics Department, College of Science, University of Bahrain, P.O. Box 32038, Kingdom of Bahrain. E-mail: alnaserw@gmail.com and alnaserw@batelco.com


Abstract

We are reporting a model for accelerating Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) or Wind Turbine (BIWT) projects in the kingdom of Bahrain which consists of two parts. The first part is dealing with establishing a simple mathematical model to calculate the Sustainable Building Index (SBI) in the kingdom of Bahrain –which was published earlier. The second part – which is the scope of this paper - is establishing a comprehensive model which consists of four arms that lead to the acceleration of BIPV and BIWT by virtue of concentrating on one - or more elements - in one arm. Each arm consists of elements in a form of policies or mechanisms that Bahrain should establish. These arms are the incentives, legislation, penalties, and strategies.

Keywords: Building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV), building integrated wind turbine (BIWT), sustainable building index.