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We are happy to announce that Onyx Solar is the winner of the Excellent Product Design prize in the Building and Elements category in the German Design Awards!

 

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These prizes are awarded to projects that represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape, identifying and presenting unique design trends.

The German Design Council, the expert for brand and design in Germany, bestows the German Design Award.

Coimbatore is home of India’s highest ranking Green Building rated by GBCI under LEED (New Construction v2009), the 2nd in the world: the “Sierra eFacility” building. It scored 103 points out of 110 points in the LEED-NC rating system. It combines transparent photovoltaic glass manufactured by Onyx Solar (1245×635 mm glass units) with conventional glass, achieving an aesthetic and functional result.

 

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Sierra eFacility offers a peak into how the buildings of the future should be. It will be operating at Net Zero Energy and is fully Carbon Neutral in overall operations. It also uses environmentally friendly building materials and high-performance glass, such as Onyx Solar’s PV glass, which not only is aesthetically pleasing but also generates free and clean electricity from the sun, improves the building’s energy efficiency and filters harmful radiation. And it doesn’t obstruct the view!

The most sustainable building in the Northern Hemisphere, located in Valladolid (Spain), also integrates transparent photovoltaic glass manufactured by Onyx Solar. To our company, it is an honor to be part of these green buildings, an example of environment-responsible construction.

 

Solar energy could be the world’s largest source of energy by 2050. According to data from GTM Research and published by the World Economic Forum, the rapid adoption of solar power could mean that its global gigawatt capacity could rival that of nuclear power by the end of 2017.

 

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Although nuclear energy is still well ahead of solar in terms of electricity generated, Solar growth is unstoppable. The International Energy Agency projects that solar could become the world’s largest source of energy by 2050 due to its falling cost and increasing convenience.

Nowadays there are many different solutions for those who choose solar energy as their source of energy. The most innovative one is the photovoltaic glass, like the transparent one manufactured by Onyx Solar. Its architectural characteristics enable its installation instead of conventional glass, no matter the constructive solution. It can be in a skylight, canopy, curtain wall, ventilated façade… even in the floor!

Companies such as Coca-Cola/FEMSA, Novartis or Heineken are already saving money and energy thanks to Onyx Solar’s PV glass. There is no excuse to switch to solar. Do you join us?

 

Onyx Solar is the Global Leader in PV Glass for buildings. We customize our product to the needs of every project. With over 140 projects around the world, we are the most awarded company of PV Glass. Contact us for more information!

 

 

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This award-winning creative office building designed by Gensler is integrating a curtain wall with 24 different sizes of transparent PV glass manufactured by Onyx Solar. Thanks to this glass, the building will generate 30,976 kWh of electricity without obstructing the views or compromising the design. How cool is it?

 

 

You can do a virtual tour here!

The road to a more sustainable future is made of solar PV glass. Can you imagine walking on a floor that is generating electricity thanks to the sun to supply a building or the street lights?

 

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Onyx Solar offers a walkable and non-slip photovoltaic floor able to integrate into any project and environment thanks to its wide range of colors. It can even be backlit with LED lights!

Thanks to the advances made by our R&D&I department, this photovoltaic solution comes with the highest quality standards: It complies with the anti-slip regulation, it supports 400 kg in point load test and reaches almost the same efficiency levels than any other photovoltaic building material.

George Washington University in Virginia (USA) was the first to integrate this innovative solution, but since then many others have joined the Revolutionyx. What do you think of this floor?

 

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It’s being a great year so far! Onyx Solar has been awarded as “Company of the year (Solar Energy)” in the ACQ5 Global Awards 2017. Our CEO Alvaro Beltran was also awarded as “Gamechanger of the year”.

ACQ Annual Award Programs recognize organizations and individuals that have achieved outstanding commercial success in designated areas of expertise.

This week Onyx Solar was at the 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, EU PVSEC 2017, which took place in Amsterdam.

We talked about how one of the main challenges for the BIPV community is bridging the gap between the highly innovative and fast-changing PV supply side and the solid construction industry demand side, and we provided some solutions to facilitate the increase of BIPV deployment.

As usual, the international players from the BIPV community and the construction industry as well as other visitors showed interest for our PV glass, for its amazing properties and also thanks to our great portfolio.

PVSEC is the largest international Conference for Photovoltaic research, technologies and applications, and at the same time a top international PV Industry Exhibitions. It gathers the global PV community to conduct business, to network and to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations in Photovoltaics. It is the world-renowned science-to-science, business-to-business and science-to-industry platform with a full and only focus on the global PV Solar sector.

The deadlines established by the European Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) are approaching. From January 1st, 2019, all government’s new buildings must be designed to be a nearly zero energy building. From January 2021, this will apply to all the European buildings.

Onyx Solar provides the best option to fulfill these goals. Its photovoltaic glass is able to replace conventional glass without sacrificing aesthetics and design.

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Onyx Solar is part of the project PVCOM, which aims to develop new photovoltaic technologies and materials and to demonstrate its application as a multifunctional material complying with the specific needs and requirements of the Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) and Smart Cities markets. This approach will be done for BIPV, urban furniture, and urban mobility applications through the combination of CIGS technology and transparent fiber reinforced composite material as innovative module manufacturing technology.

Project Web: https://www.eurostars-eureka.eu/

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Onyx Solar’s photovoltaic glass continues to add acknowledgments to its record! This time, our Photovoltaic Façade has conquered the jury’s heart in 2017 Best of Products Awards, organized by the prestigious Architect’s Newspaper. They have recognized the excellent combination of innovation, aesthetics, performance, and value provided by this solution.

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