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Onyx Solar Ventilated Photovoltaic Façade

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.


  1. PLease,
    Send me the contractor’s number in france.
    Thank you

    • Hi Anne, and don’t know what do you mean by contractor’s number in France…the contractor for this particular project is a Spanish company and I don’t know if there are in France. Maybe what you want is a contact person from Onyx in France? Some kind of agent or rep there…am I right? Let me know how can I help you.

  2. I will be visiting Granada in June 2011 and wish to visit this site. Please send me the location of the building, and more information about the PV panels themselves. Power output, availability outside of Spain, in particular the USA, and if there are sizes other than 1m x 2.5m.

    Thank you.

    Richard W. Greiling, PE
    Manager, Federal Programs

    • Hi Richard, thank you for the interest in our company and sorry for the delay replying to you. I will send you an email with the requested information as well as with the contact details of our business developer in the US.

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