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Onyx Solar® has been awarded a contract to supply 60,000 Sqft of semi-transparent photovoltaic glass for Somerset Development’s Bell Works Complex in Holmdel, New Jersey.

The project is part of the complete revitalization of the two-million-square-foot former Bell Labs facility into an iconic mixed-use, innovative metroburb.

The photovoltaic skylight will replace the existing glass, maintaining the original aesthetics of this Eero Saarinen’s architectural gem. A total of 3,200 units will be fabricated by Onyx Solar, and once it is completed, it will be the largest photovoltaic skylight in the world.

The new skylight, that will naturally illuminate the building while generate free and clean electricity from the sun, is not only aesthetically pleasant but also affordable. According to Ralph Zucker, President of Somerset Development, the economics of replacing the existing glass with photovoltaic glass was shockingly affordable”. To learn more about it, please, view the video here: https://vimeo.com/203111881

The Council of the European Union recognizes Onyx Solar® as an inspiring example in innovation for the rest of European companies.

 

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Onyx Solar® is the leader in Research & Development within the Building Integrated Photovoltaics field in Europe, with more than 8 projects that have received funding and support from the European Commision.

One of the most significant milestones was being granted by the Advanced BIPV project, corresponding to the call SME Instrument phase II. This project, currently ongoing, aims to increase the competitiveness of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) technology by means of developing a new generation of photovoltaic glazing, satisfying the well-defined market demanded architectural trends.

Rushlight Events awards organizations that are leading the way in clean technology innovation and sustainable solutions.

The Rushlights Awards recognize the hard work towards sustainable innovations carried on by all the candidates that participate in this yearly event. This organization is one of the leading provider of key events in this sector with major cleantech stakeholders.rushlight-awards

Onyx Solar® was honoured with the Rushlight Solar Award in this year’s ceremony. The organization recognized the company’s path as the lider in the building integrated photovoltaic glass sector.

Onyx Solar® will deliver the seminar “Delivering Solar Energy Generation through the building skin”

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The Energy, Utility & Environment Conference (EUEC2017), is USA’s largest professional event of its kind, with more than 2,000 delegates attending the event. It will be held February 8 to 10, 2017, at the San Diego Convention Center.

Onyx Solar® will be at the track F-Renewa ble Energy and Solar. It will present its solutions in the seminar “Delivering Solar Energy Generation through the building skin”, which will be held on February 9 from 3:30 to 5:30.

Do not hesitate to register here as a VIP and use the code ONYX17 to save $500!

We look forward to meeting you there!

PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY CAN ALSO BE BEAUTIFUL. VERY BEAUTIFUL!

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Bursagaz, one of the main companies in the natural gas sector in Turkey, has opted for integrating Onyx Solar®’s photovoltaic glass in its new headquarters, which has obtained the LEED Gold certification.

 

Onyx Solar® has provided the building with a touch of originality by integrating a double skin of photovoltaic glass in the form of a mosaic, which is superimposed on the façade. The 315 amorphous silicon glass modules, measuring 500 mm x 700 mm, have a degree of transparency of 20% (L vision), enabling the uniform passage of light into the building and thus reducing the need for artificial lighting, as well as filtering out harmful UV and IR radiation.

This is a 4.1 kWp installation, generating approximately 3,400 kWh per year, to be used for building’s self-consumption, preventing the release of CO2 as well as other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Onyx Solar has been recognized as the best photovoltaic glass manufacturer, this time by the Clean Energy Awards hosted by Global Energy News magazine.

 

bestpvglassmanufacturerThe publication has lauded the innovative character of our photovoltaic glass, the efforts made in research and development, and Onyx Solar’s ability to adapt their product to the requirements of the most demanding clients.

This award joins the more than 30 accolades received by Onyx Solar in just 7 years of history. A new acknowledgement that evidences Onyx Solar’s leadership in the field of photovoltaic glass for buildings.

A curtain wall built with Onyx Solar®’s glass in the USA is 22% less expensive than a system built with a conventional low-e glass

 

ip-less-30-percentThe total cost for a curtain wall built with Onyx Solar®‘s glass is 88 $/ft2, in the USA. Only 10% higher than a curtain wall built with conventional low-e glass. Moreover, any installation that includes Onyx Solar´s photovoltaic glass qualifies for the solar investment tax credits (ITC) that can be claimed on federal corporate income taxes for 30% of the total cost of the photovoltaic curtain wall.

Therefore a curtain wall with Onyx Solar®‘s glass has a real cost of just 62 $/ft2, 22% less expensive than a system built with a conventional low-e glass that is not able to generate electricity during the next 30 years.

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In addition to its outstanding properties and its aesthetic integration in buildings, Onyx Solar’s photovoltaic glass benefits from multiple incentives to photovoltaics and renewables

 

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Building owners in countries like the USA can benefit from incentives to photovoltaics, in addition to the 30% tax credit. Incentives like the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS), which allows them to depreciate 85% of the investment cost in 5 years, with a 50% bonus for the first fiscal year. It allows building owners to deduct 18% of the system cost in their corporate income taxes for the first fiscal year.

Onyx Solar’s glass also benefits from other incentives at the state and local levels. More information available at the incentives database: www.disreusa.org

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