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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.

Imagen fabrica Onyx solar

Álvaro Beltran, the Founder of Onyx Solar, is a young entrepreneur who, in a little over 5 years, has managed to turn his dream into reality.

Según Álvaro Beltrán “es necesario apostar por la innovación, la tecnología y la internacionalización como motor principal del desarrollo y del crecimiento de un país. Personalmente, reivindico el valor y la calidad de los productos Made in Spain”, además “como empresarios, tenemos la responsabilidad de crear renta, riqueza y empleo en nuestra comunidad apostando al mismo tiempo por medidas sostenibles que permitan conservar el medioambiente”.

The CEO, Álvaro Beltran, states “it is necessary to invest on technological innovation, while utilizing internationalization as the main driving force for development and growth of a country. The products made in Spain are high quality”. He further elaborates, “as entrepreneurs, we have the responsibility to create income, wealth, and employment in our community all the while trusting in sustainable measures to protect the environment.” “This requires commitment and efforts of all and every one.  We all hold in our hands the power of making our cities a better place where people can live and work”.  Beltran added, “to paraphrase John F. Kennedy, ‘ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”.

Imagen Fábrica Onyx Solar

Founded in 2009, Onyx Solar has managed to overcome the national economic crisis thanks to its strong commitment to internationalization and innovation. Today it has completed projects in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco and China. The company has also collaborated with some of the most renowned architects such as Norman Foster, Rafael Viñoly, Ricardo Bofill and Adrian Smith. Furthermore, Onyx Solar has an international network of distributors on five continents that reinforces its presence around the world.  Its clients include some of the most predominant companies on the international scene such as Coca-Cola, Samsung Novartis and Pzifer.

The most important milestones of the company include the patent of the world’s first walkable photovoltaic floor which was installed at George Washington University and has received numerous awards for its high degree of innovation; the execution of the largest photovoltaic skylight of the world integrated at the headquarters of the pharmaceutical company Novartis in New Jersey. This respective project, in collaboration with the installation of the Onyx Solar photovoltaic technology, was awarded the “Best Project of New York 2014″ in the category of sustainable building.

The growing presence of Onyx Solar has not gone unnoticed.  Its innovative character associated with the development of sustainable photovoltaic technologies, makes the company count with the support of the Group’s capital risk FIDES, the FJME and ENISA in addition to the European Commission (which places the firm as one of the European companies with greater growth potential).

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.

This kit allows a conversion from existing street furniture into mobile phone chargers or LED lighting spots, through a simple and easy installation


PV tile kit

As easy as substituting the top cover of the manhole or inspection chamber for a photovoltaic tile of non-slip glass. The generated energy is stored in a battery in this micro solar farm, and can be used to charge mobile phones and LED lighting through USB and RJ connectors respectively.

As a result, up to 15 mobile phones can be charged a day, or 6 hours of lighting. Through a minimal investment, a simple tile converts existing street furniture in an active element that generates free clean electricity from the Sun.

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free of charge courseWould you like to design your project with photovoltaic glass?

Stay tuned as we will be launching soon our first AIA CES course, free of charge!

For additional information, please contact

Onyx Solar has been awarded for launching the first low-e photovoltaic glass. It is a glass that improves insulation and lowers the electricity bill in buildings up to 90%

low-e pv glass

Besides producing free clean energy from the Sun, Onyx Solar’s low emissivity photovoltaic glass equals or exceeds the properties of similar conventional glass:

· U-Value: up to 0,13 BTU/hft2Fª (0,74W/m2K)
· Solar Factor/SHGC: from 10 to 40%, which makes our photovoltaic glass a perfect candidate in order to achieve a suitable balance between inner temperature andHVAC energy savings.
· Selective  UV and IR Harmful Radiation Filter: it filters 85 to 95% out of the total infrared radiation and 99% of the ultraviolet radiation.
· Light Transmission: transparency levels ranging from 10 to 30%, which allow the entry of natural light.
· Exterior Reflection: from 7 to 9%.

For additional information about this innovative building material, please download our Low-E Photovoltaic Glass Technical Guide.

Onyx Solar has organized this month in Avila the first European event for public dissemination about the HERB project, whose goal is the renovation of houses to achieve Net Zero Energy.



It was a conference where the European HERB partners talked about the different technical aspects of Holistic Energy-Efficient Retrofitting of Residential Buildings and about the innovative solutions of energy efficiency that have been implemented in real houses. For example, the one in Gotarrendura (Avila), where on April 17th there will be an open house day.

The Passivhaus building standard allows the beneficiaries of these buildings to be participants of a true energy revolution with the best cost/effective ratio in the adopted measures


 PassivhausThe 17th and 18th of April in Leipzig, Germany, together with Onyx Solar, more than a hundred participants worldwide will expose different projects as examples, solutions and innovations that abide by this standard for new or renovated buildings.

Besides, looking to promote the Passivhaus standard, Onyx Solar, among others, is part of the EUROPHIT project that is financed by the European Commission through the Intelligent Energy Europe Program.

The conference program is available online, and subscriptions may be done by clicking here.


The Real Estate ShowIt will be celebrated in Mexico City the 21st and 22nd of April the most important exhibition of the real estate sector of the country: The Real Estate Show. Here, all the real estate development projects at a national and international levels are presented and explained.

Onyx Solar will be present in the 22-A stand with its official distributor in Mexico, the Vazquez Vela Group.

To schedule an appointment or request more information, please email to

Press Clipping

Onyx Solar presents an innovative energy solution, through the photovoltaic kit for urban furniture such as benches, tables or canopies of our cities

Photovoltaic kit

This solution has been developed as an autonomous power generation system to turn ordinary conventional street furniture into electronic devices with the USB charging points.

To request more information, please click here or visit our all you need section.


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