Onyx Solar has participated with the CEU Cardenal Herrera University in the Solar Decathlon 2012 competition. In its second participation Onyx Solar provided technical support in the design and the construction of the project, Solar Decathlon Europe is an international biannual event that boosts the sustainable building research at the university level.
The main objective is the design and construction of homes that consume fewer natural resources and generate a low amount of waste during its life cycle. The reduction of energy consumption in the presented models is also very important; the power generated through the sun is very considered by the judges.
The competition was created originally by the Department of Energy of the United States, since 2010 Onyx Solar participates in its European edition. In the last edition Onyx Solar and the University San Pablo CEU won the Market Feasability Prize with the SML House project.
For the upcoming edition Onyx Solar has created an innovative design for this sustainable building developing a photovoltaic façade and a walkable photovoltail floor.