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Brunel-University

Brunel University, located in Uxbridge, west London, is installing transparent photovoltaic glass manufactured by Onyx Solar in its Wilfred Brown Building’s curtain wall. The building features 42 units of PV glass with different sizes; some of them are even 2.6 m wide! This project is part of the remodeling of this 4,710sqm building, which celebrates its 50th anniversary next year.

 

2,300 sqm of polycrystalline photovoltaic glass manufactured by Onyx Solar will protect Plaza Olivar’s passersby and power the building.

 

By the hand of the architect Enrique Ruiz Gutierrez, an old distribution center of the company LUMEN in Mexico City is undergoing a complete revitalization into a shopping center of more than 40,000 square meters. In it, the largest photovoltaic skylight of the country (2,300 sqm) will feature 800 units of Onyx Solar’s PV glass.

In addition to generating enough electricity to power the lighting of the common areas, elevators, and escalators, the photovoltaic glass is walkable, which helps its cleaning. It will also protect the passersby from the sun and the extreme temperature, increasing the comfort inside of the building.

Onyx Solar’s transparent photovoltaic glass will generate clean electricity to feed the new factory that Heineken is building in Meoqui (Chihuahua, Mexico). 

The new plant will have an initial capacity of producing 5 million hectoliters per year. It plans to be the greenest factory of the country. By the year 2020, the 66% of the power used has to come from renewable sources.

The transparent PV glass will be installed at the offices’ building and other process areas. It will enable the building to be energy self-sufficient. It will also improve its energy efficiency and thermal comfort. It will have a perfect integration thanks to the possibility of customizing the glass in terms of shape, color, size, and degree of transparency.

Blanca Brambila (Chief of Corporate Social Responsibility at Heineken Mexico), Eusebio Reynoso (Heineken Meoqui Brewery Manager) and José María Lozano (Head of Technologies at the Heineken Meoqui’s plant) tell us about the project and its collaboration with Onyx Solar.

 

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The next phase of the installation of the 5,575 sqm (60,000sqft) of Onyx Solar’s PV Glass at Bell Works’ photovoltaic skylight has begun. In August we sent the last pieces of glass to New Jersey that are being installed in this awesome building. The PV glass will enable the building to generate its own free and clean energy, and it also dresses a space for meeting and being inspired.

The iconic building designed by Eero Saarinen is living a complete revitalization that has transformed the place into a mixed-used ‘metroburb,’ complete with spaces for work and entertainment. The construction has been one of the winners of Modernism at the American Awards.

One of the things we like the most is when technology and ecology walk hand in hand.

Madrona Marsh Nature Center in Torrance, Los Angeles, is a natural reserve where people can explore and learn the wonders of nature.

Onyx Solar provided transparent solar PV glass for its beautifully integrated photovoltaic canopy. This amorphous silicon solution allows the natural light in while filtering the 99% of UV radiation. It also prevents the release of CO2 to the atmosphere and generates free and clean electricity.

We interviewed Segun Abegunrin, from SAA Associates, about this green project.

The University of Washington and Millersville University (Pennsylvania) will integrate Onyx Solar’s transparent PV Glass on their campus as part of their commitment to sustainability.

The University of Washington’s project, designed by renowned Perkins + Will and constructed by Skanska USA, will feature 7,000sqft of transparent PV glass manufactured by Onyx Solar in their “Life Science Building”, dedicated to R&D activities. The project is set to be completed by the end of the year.

Millersville University will integrate Onyx Solar’s transparent PV glass in the curtain wall located at The Lombardo Welcome Center, its first Net Zero Energy Building. It is scheduled to be opened in January of 2018.

These two American universities join others such as Valladolid University and George Washington University in Virginia, that are already generating their own free, clean energy thanks to Onyx’s game-changer product.

Onyx Solar will provide 605 m2 of amorphous silicon PV glass with different transparency degrees to the skylight situated at the Santuario Santo Cristo de los Milagros in the Dominican city of Bayaguana.

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The Sanctuary was designed by Dominican architect Marcos Nuñez. The construction will be a place of pilgrimage that could hold up to 1,500 people.  In addition, it will have facilities for activities, training, and meditation. It has been designed to be environmentally friendly.

We look forward to seeing it finished!

COCA-COLA/FEMSA HQ in Monterrey (Mexico) integrates 400 units of Onyx Solar PV Glass in its ventilated façade. This solution improves the building’s efficiency, allows its users to see the outside and improve its aesthetics! It also protects its occupants from the extreme temperature changes.

Alfredo de la Rosa, Manager of Internal Civil Works at FEMSA, tells us about his experience with this PV façade that has allowed the building to save 35% of energy consumption.

Changing the way we think about how buildings and communities are planned, constructed, maintained and operated is what LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) does.

The first LEED building was certified in 2000. Since then, thousands of energy-efficient, green buildings have been built across the globe. Integrating Onyx Solar’s PV Glass contributes to obtain LEED certification thanks to its energy generation and Low-e properties. 

Some examples of LEED certified buildings that integrate our PV glass are the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Marriott’s Pier South hotel in Imperial Beach (California), The LUCIA building at the University of Valladolid or the Tanjong Pagar center in Singapore, between others!

Construction works keep on going in The Union National Bank, one of the main Egyptian banks, located in in the financial area of Giza, in Cairo.

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The bank has decided to integrate 439m2 (4,725sqft) of solar PV glass manufactured by Onyx Solar in its façade and rooftop. The result: an amazing blue amorhous silicon façade and a monocrystalline silicon rooftop that will generate free and clean energy. We look forward to see it complete!

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