We interview Enver kolac, who leads with the distribution of our products in Australia by HIFU GROUP
1. What inspired you to accept Onyx Solar’s challenge to promote and introduce its photovoltaic constructive solutions in the Australian market?
Onyx Solar is an innovative frontrunner in the research, design and development of photovoltaic glazing materials for building envelopes. Their professionalism and approach to different world markets are to be congratulated.
These technologically ground breaking products offer an aesthetically pleasing integration into any architectural application and are leading the way to a better future. Awarded with many recognitions I’m positive that the road is leading to a very successful and prosperous future.
2. Last March you have been promoting Onyx Solar solutions at The Arc Sydney event. How was your experience?
We were overwhelmed with the interest, positive feedback and enquiries regarding this new and innovative technology. Two months have passed since our first event launch in Sydney and we are still trying to catch up on all requested presentations and architectural information sessions from it. Interestingly the enquiries are coming in from all around the country, which leads us to believe that the product is doing the talking.
3. It’s now been few months since you started promoting Onyx Solar’s multifunctional solutions, what is your opinion regarding the reaction of architects and designers concerning this new technology?
The Australian market regarding this new and innovative technology (a-Si) is being educated and presented with the abilities of the product. Due to these information sessions, different doors are being opened up and the architects and designers are given a diverse view of thought and brain-storming experience. Thinking outside of the box regarding the photovoltaic technology which they knew till now.
4. As you know, Onyx Solar has designed photovoltaic constructive solutions that achieve the materials and grid parity, assuring a fixed electricity tariff during 25 years, meaning almost the 50% reduction of current Australian electricity cost per Kwh. What do you think about this achievement?
Onyx Solar has achieved a great leap forward, reaching similar level of prices than conventional building materials, which are incapable of generating electricity from the sun. This allows, in countries like Australia, that Onyx Solar’s customers can generate electricity, saving a 50% of their electricity bill!
In the Australian market this is a very big leap forward and a very exciting addition towards the use of this new and innovative technology. Who wouldn’t want to see their investment be paid back while at the same time reducing the footprint of the structure on our environment. This sounds like a very positive win win situation to me.
The passion for a sustainable future and interest in technological innovation to achieve that future lead the way to Onyx Solar. I strongly believe in the saying,“we did not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrowed it from our children”. Interestingly it was an Australian Environmental Minister who first mentioned those words back in 1974 at an OECD meeting in Paris named Moses Henry Cass. 2014, 40 years later the meaning still holds valid as we should do all that we can to hand back this planet that we call home to our children so they can call it home too.