Onyx Solar has designed and developed the ventilated photovoltaic façade for the Pfizer-University of Granada-Junta de Andalucía Center for Genomic and Oncologic Research (GENyO in Spanish). The façade combines three different types of glasses: two white, conventional serigraphic glass and a third one 2,5 x 1 meters photovoltaic glass, specially customized for this project. Thus, the PV technology is integrated in an aesthetic manner replacing conventional materials such as glass, ceramic or stones with a great final result.
GENyO is the first genomic research center integrating the Public Administration, the University and biotecnological and pharmaceutical sector, leading to a basic and applied research focused on the development of new products and services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases linked to human genetic variability such as cancer, diabetes or hypertension, among others.
With the integration of the Ventilated Photovoltaic Façade, the building will generate almost all the energy needed for its operation while avoiding the emission 21 tons of CO2 a year, leading to a cost-effectiveness from the savings in the electricity bills. At the same time, the energy pay-back (the length of time that a solar glass will take to produce the same amount of electricity that was used to make it) will be of only two and a half year showing the sustainability of this constructive solutions.