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The new Bursagaz office building will have a unique photovoltaic glazing façade

 

Bursagaz, one of the most important Turkish gas companies, will have a new headquarter which is aiming to obtain the LEED Gold rating.

Bursagaz BuildingOnyx Solar is responsible of developingoriginality in the design by superimposing a mosaic double skin onto the façade. The glass, featuring crystalline silicon, will have 20% transparency, allowing homogeneous light into the building and reducing the need of artificial lighting. In addition, the company Sunvital Enerji will carry out the installation of the photovoltaic glass in this façade.

Adhering to the Bursagaz corporative strategy of developing innovative projects that contribute to a more sustainable future, this project exemplifies one of many reasons why Bursagaz is well accepted in the market.

Fotovoltaic Glass

We are currently developing a unique project in Denver, Colorado, with theNorth American constructor GH Phipps.

This pyramidal shaped building, composed of hexagonal photovoltaic glazing in crystalline silicon, has been a new challenge for Onyx Solar.

Photovoltaic solar energy is now equally or more competitive than the wind and the fossil fuel energy

 

Photovoltaic SkylightIn countries such as Spain, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay, photovoltaic energy is already producing electricity at a cost of 0.07 €/kWh. Even in Dubai this cost has been reduced to 0.05 €/kWh.

The latest analysis “Actual cost and photovoltaic future” by German Agora Think Tank, estimates that this cost will reach 0.041 €/kWh by 2050.

Incidentally, in Germany on last Wednesday, the favorable climate condition had yielded a record setting solar energy production, whose energy was distributed nationwide through the grid system.  At the rate of -0.001 €/kWh, the people were able to consume electricity for free for the duration of 2 hours.

Francisco Valbuena, architect of the Architectural Technical Unit at Valladolid University, talks about his experience with Onyx Solar

 

“Onyx Solar has been a preferential technologic partner in the development of our project developing a highly innovative solution such as the photovoltaic skylights.These are very attractive systems for the sustainable building and LEED certification”, said Francisco Valbuena.

LUCIA

The LUCIA building at the Valladolid University has been designed to become a “Net Zero Energy Building” where all the energy sources are renewable. Besides generating clean energy, Onyx Solar photovoltaic skylight will allow natural lighting while filtering UV radiation, reducing CO2 emissions, and providing thermal/acoustical insulation. All of these characteristics have contributed in winning the LEED Platinum rating for the building.

Mexico DF Government is committed in clean energy and the innovative solutions of Onyx Solar

 

The Real Estate ShowOnyx Solar participated in the Mexico`s most important real estate event with the official distributor in the country, Vázquez Vela Group.

We were visited by some of the largest real estate developers and architects such as Gigante Inmobiliario Group, Inmuebles Carso, Pachuca Group, Michael Edmonds, and Fernando Romero. Even the head of DF Government, Miguel Angel Mancera stopped by to confirm his commitment in sustainable construction, as well as to recognize the importance of integrating photovoltaic energy in the urban buildings with Onyx Solar innovative solutions.

Onyx Solar is about to launch its first AIA CES Registered course for Photovoltaic Glass

 

AIA CES

If you are interested in learning more about photovoltaic glass solutions, properties, spec writing, applications, etc, join us for free and learn how to design with photovoltaic glass while earning AIA CES (American Institute of Architects) credits.

For more information, please contact us at usa@onyxsolar.com

On April 17th Onyx Solar carried out an on-site demonstration retrofitting sustainable energy measures for a rural house that was built in 1963 to become a European model of sustainability

 

HERBIn addition to the photovoltaic gallery and photovoltaic ventilated façade, Onyx Solar has coordinated the implementation of other innovative energy efficient measures in this house.

These retrofitting works are framed within the HERB project, an R&D project funded by the European Commission where Onyx Solar collaborates with European academic institutions and industrial partners.  Its main objective is to study and implement innovative measures for the Holistic Energy-Efficient Retrofitting of Residential Buildings.

Press Clipping

The new factory of Onyx Solar will allow the company an annual production of photovoltaic glass at 140,000 m2 per year and will create 60 jobs.

Imagen fachada Onyx Solar

Onyx Solar is a leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing the building integrated photovoltaic.  The company has started setting up a new factory with 8,000m2 in the industrial district of Vicolozano in Avila, Spain.

Thanks to the new facility with cutting edge technology and machinery, Onyx Solar aims to increase its production space up to 140,000 m2. The opening of the new facility will employ 60 additional people, who will be joining the 40 existing staff members. 

The relocation of the manufacturing facility in Ávila, where Onyx Solar headquarters is located, reinforces the strategy of Onyx Solar in promoting growth and wealth of the region where it was founded. Read More »

53% savings in HVAC systems, 32% in energy saving, amortization period of 2.3 years, IRR of 89%

Onyx Solar’s photovoltaic ventilated façades are able to save up to 53% in HVAC systems, and 32% in total energy consumption. As a result, the investment is amortized in 2.3 years and has an internal rate of return (the average future yield) of over 89%. This way, throughout the service life of the product, you recover 30 times the investment done.

PV Façade

Besides having a similar price, or even a lower price, than other construction materials, our photovoltaic glass is the only material that allows achieving a return on the investment while generating electric energy throughout the entire service life.

Please, download the economic analysis of the Onyx Solar’s façade by clicking here.

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