This component is a raytracer that aims to analyse optical properties of Complex Fenestration Systems, Daylight Redirection Systems and Building Integrated Photovoltaics. It implements basic optical laws such as Snell's and Fresnel laws for defining angle and intensity of reflected and transmitted rays on the medium boundaries, and Beer-Lambert laws for defining absorbtion in PV. Current version implements only deterministic mode where rays are split on boundaries and follows specular paths. Version that implements stohastic Monte-Carlo raytracing and covers diffuse reflections is on the way and hopefully will be released soon.
-PV surface must fit completely inside Transparent surface BREP
Created by: Nebojsa Jakica, PhD, Politecnico di Milano