Onyx Solar has developed the largest photovoltaic glass modules in the world!
Onyx Solar has leaded the European Project ADVANCED BIPV, which aimed to increase the competitiveness of building integrated photovoltaics technology. In order to adapt to the newest architectural trends and satisfy the increasingly demanding market, Onyx Solar keeps working towards innovation searching for state-of-the-art solutions and developing a new generation of photovoltaic glass.
As a result of this project, and putting the focus on increasing the size of glass units, Onyx Solar has succeeded in manufacturing extra-large format pieces of over 13 x 6.5 feet with high mechanical resistance. The largest pv glass modules of the world! Likewise, the company has reached as well within this project an outstanding increased level of transparency in photovoltaic glass.
These significant milestones in the field take building integrated photovoltaic glass one step further.
Onyx Solar stands by its commitment to the strictest safety standards, making the company become a true benchmark.
Onyx Solar’s glass based on thin film technology has obtained the certification according to the standard UL 1703 & ULC/ORD-C1703: “Standard for Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Modules and Panels”. An outstanding hit in this sector! No other company had been able to certified according to this standard large-size pieces of semitransparent glass such as the ones Onyx Solar manufactures.
In addition, TÜV NORD lab has certified Onyx Solar’s photovoltaic glass in crystalline technology according to the standard IEC 61215:2005 “Crystalline Silicon Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Modules – Design Qualification and Type Approval” and IEC61730 2004:1&2 “Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification – -Part 1: Requirements for construction & Part 2: Requirements for testing”.
The LUCIA building of the University of Valladolid has become the most sustainable building in Europe and all the Northern Hemisphere, due to aspects such as energy savings and respect for the environment.
This building, clear example of sustainable architecture, integrates two photovoltaic skylights and a curtain wall. These means for energy generation employ the first transparent Low-e PV glass made of amorphous silicon, manufactured by Onyx Solar.
With an installed power capacity of 6k Wp it generates 5,550k Wh of electricity yearly and prevents the release of 3.7 tons of CO2. This paradigm of energetic efficiency saves up to 60% of power consumption. No wonder it has achieved the LEED Platinum certification.
Onyx Solar has been awarded by the German CleanTech Institute as the “Most Innovative Application” for the Tanjong Pagar project.
The German CleanTech Institute aims to boost photovoltaic and electrical energy storage installations, recognizing the work carried out by the most forward-thinking companies of this sector.
Onyx Solar took part in the Tanjong Pagar project with the integration of a large pv pergola of 28,000 SqFt (2,600 Sqm) at the entrance of the building. The Tanjong Pagar, the tallest building in Singapore, has obtained the Platinum LEED certification. Its pergola by Onyx Solar features 850 amorphous silicon pv glass modules with a semi-transparency degree of 10%.
An outstanding project that has achieved worldwide recognition.
Onyx Solar has been working to offer yet another solar architectural solution: photovoltaic glass made entirely in metallic colour.
Onyx manufactures the first low-e glass with photovoltaic properties launched on the market, a glass able to reduce the cost of electricity down to $0.01 kWh. To meet its customer’s needs, the company manufacture 100% customized pv glass that puts together both sustainability and design. Thanks to its outstanding properties, Onyx’s glass was awarded The Most Innovative Glass Product in 2015 by the National Glass Association of the U.S.
This metallic look adds up a new choice to the already wide variety of colours offered by Onyx Solar.
Onyx Solar has been recognizerd in the European Business Awards for the Environment as a Product and Service for Sustainable Development
Biodiversidad Foundation, coordinator of the Spanish section of the awards, has awarded Onyx Solar for its successful path. In what they described as a “recognition of the innovative nature of Onyx in the field of design and manufacture of photovoltaic materials for construction and rehabilitation of buildings, replacing conventional materials, thereby saving energy and generating clean energy” .
This award is yet another recognition for Onyx Solar, which will represent Spain in the European final of the awards, whose award ceremony will take place next October 27 in Estonia.
Onyx Solar© will be attending Glasstec 2016, the most important international trade exhibition for the glass industry, which will be held in Düsseldorf (Germany), from September 20 to 23.
More than 1,200 exhibitors and 43,000 attendees are expected to join what is considered the biggest event for the glass industry at the global level.
Come meet us at booth H45, situated in Hall 11, where we will present our newest solutions, including samples of the world’s first walkable photovoltaic floor, and where our staff will be pleased to share with you with the most up-to-date knowledge in the field of photovoltaic glass.
Come visit us!
Onyx Solar participated in the first project meeting, held in the headquarters of the French National Solar Energy Institute, located next to Chambéry.
The European Project PVSITES aims to improve building integrated photovoltaic technology, through the demonstration of an ambitious portfolio of new technologies and systems capable of complying with the latest market demands.
During the meeting, the partners established the next steps towards these new solutions ensuring outstanding flexibility in design and increased performance.
ING DIRECT, the largest online bank in the world, is one more of the multiple multinational companies like Novartis, Pfizer, or Coca-Cola that have included one of Onyx Solar´s innovative solutions
The renovation done in their central offices in Madrid, includes among other sustainable solutions, the integration of a photovoltaic skylight in the central garden within the building.
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The International Solar Industry Awards has awarded Onyx Solar´s Low-E photovoltaic glass in the category of Best Turnkey Project
This prize, which was awarded in Hamburg, recognizes innovative firms that develop new products with the potential to change our lifestyle.
We also won the prize “Somos Sostenibles”, which was awarded recently in the Royal Theater of Madrid by Banco Popular. The gala was enlivened by the well-known Inma Shara.