“Actualidad Económica”, one of the more prestigious business magazines of Spain, has selected Onyx Solar as the Best New Company in its biannual awards that recognize Business Success of companies on both national and international level.
The jury evaluated “the splendid evolution of the company and its expansion since it was founded” to choose Onyx Solar, which confirms our company’s exceptional performance on an innovative sector such as BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaics), positioning Onyx Solar as a benchmark in this field.
Other companies also awarded are Gadea Grupo Farmacéutico, Queserías Entrepinares, Renault and its electric-car Twizzy, Matarromera Winery, Proconsi, Grupo Norte and Leche Tierra de Sabor.
About Actualidad Económica
Spanish Economic and Business magazine published by Unión Editorial (“El Mundo”, “Expansión”, “Marca”) was founded in 1958 under the name “La Económica” and, after being weekly more than 50 years, since 2010 compiles business and economic news and features on a monthly basis. “Actualidad Económica” current print run of almost 40.000 copies makes it one of the main economic magazines in Spain.
A new award is arriving at Onyx Solar’s HQ shelves. The leading media company has recognized the company´s path towards the development of state-of-the-art photovoltaic constructive solutions, as well as all its efforts carried out in the field of R&D activities. “Enterprise & Finance” awarded Onyx Solar -together with some other leading companies- during its Awards Dinner.
One of the main goals of the European Union is to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions to the environment and to stimulate the design of more energy efficient buildings. In order to achieve that some objectives have been established for the upcoming years, and companies, institutions and individuals showing this same commitment are being awarded.
Among those recognized actors is Onyx Solar, selected as an official partner of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign for its photovoltaic skylight in the San Anton Market (Madrid). The project avoid the emission of 5 tons of CO2 a year by integrating a PV glass into the roof, adding a 20% degree of semi transparency to the glass in order to permit daylight to get into the building.
The program’s goal is to showcase activities dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. Concretely the focus is on spreading best practice in sustainable energy technology, build alliances and inspire new energy ideas and actions.
With this award, the photovoltaic skylight will be promoted in 450 events through the year 2011, including the “Energy Days” held each year in Brussels gathering the most renowned professionals within the sector worldwide. In addition to that, the project will be nominated for the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards Competition 2011.
Last 23rd of November, Onyx Solar received his award for Young Businessman category, which was hosted by the Castilla-Leon Autonomous Government, through the Youth Institute.
The ceremony took place at the Zamora Principal Theater and was attended by many regional authorities.
As we announced last November, OnyxSolar has been awarded as THE BEST START-UP within the first edition of “Castilla-Leon Innovators Awards” hosted by Unidad Editorial. The award ceremony took place on November the 20th, 2010 at the Valladolid Science Museum with the presence of many politicians and businessmen, including the Castilla-Leon´s President, Juan Vicente Herrera, who closed the ceremony.
For its part, OnyxSolar was represented by Teodosio del Caño, CTO, and Alvaro Beltrán, CEO, who received the award from Eva Martinez, manager of Castilla-Leon´s newspaper EL MUNDO.
MAXXI Museum won the Best Building of the Year Award
The National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI) is now officially the best new building in the world. Zaha Hadid’s latest work, built in Rome, has won global architecture’s most coveted accolade of ‘World Building of the Year’ at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF) 2010.
The presentation of the WAF Awards took place at the Centre Convencions International Barcelona (CCIB) last week. The winning design was selected from a shortlist of 15 projects from around the world. At collecting the award was Gianluca Racana, project director at Zaha Hadid Architects for MAXXI. This was the 3rd edition of the event, and previous winners include the Luigi Bocconi University, designed by Irish practice Grafton Architects and Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre in South Africa, designed by Peter Rich Architects of Johannesburg.
Onyx Solar participated in the development of a Photovoltaic Roof installed in the Cabinet House designed by Rintala-Eggerston Architects in the MAXXI Museum. The building is a prototype of a sustainable house and can be visited in Rome.
Onyx Solar has been selected as the best start-up in Castille-Leon for its participation with a photovoltaic skylight in Madrid’s Pavilion during the Universal Expo of Shanghai. Unidad Editorial, the publishing group of the second largest newspaper in Spain (El Mundo) and the largest among economic publications (Expansión), will be conceding the award.
The jury met this week in order to decide the awarded companies, and was made up by renowned personalities such as Vidal Arranz, newspaper’s director for Castille-León; Juan Casado, one of the regional government risponsable for Science and Technology; Juan Vicente García Manjón, Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes’ Vice Dean, and Begoña Hernández, economic affairs counselor for the regional government.
Among the awarded, Salamanca’s Center of Cancer was recognized by its new treatment for mammary cancer. The jury considered that the team led by Atanasio Pandiella made relevant contributions to the treatment of the mentioned disease. The awards will be given during a ceremony which will take place on November, 29th at the Science Museum of Valladolid.