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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 362638, 15 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/362638
Research Article

Seismic and Power Generation Performance of U-Shaped Steel Connected PV-Shear Wall under Lateral Cyclic Loading

1State Key Laboratory of Disaster Reduction in Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
2College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
3Renewable Energy Research Group, Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Received 2 May 2014; Accepted 12 May 2014; Published 6 August 2014

Academic Editor: Hui Shen

Copyright © 2014 Hongmei Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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