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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.

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The project “Sustainable multifunctional urban furniture” in Ecuador has been awarded as one of the best projects in the Green Latin American Awards 2017!

This project, which integrates Onyx Solar’s PV glass in urban canopies, is an example of photovoltaic integration in cities. Beauty and functionality for the benefit of everyone!

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Onyx Solar has been awarded 2nd year in a row as Best Global PV Glass provider at the Sustainable Awards 2017, organized by BUILD Magazine. This magazine highlights Onyx’s contribution to sustainable design. BUILD Magazine is one of the key publications in the building sector.

Onyx Solar has also been awarded at Spanish Business Excellence Awards by Worldwide Business Review, which recognizes success made by game changers within their respected industry.

With these awards, Onyx Solar becomes the most awarded company in the photovoltaic sector in history.

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.

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Learn everything you need to know about designing with photovoltaic glass by the hand of the Global Leader in PV Glass for buildings.

AIA-Course

Understanding solar PV glass from a technical viewpoint and from an economic aspect are the main goals of our free Webinar accredited by the AIA (The American Institute of Architects).

Recognize the main photovoltaic technologies commercially available in the market for their incorporation into the building´s skin. Acquire the knowledge to evaluate which PV glass will be a better fit for a project and analyze the economics behind PV glass applications. ROI and Payback time are outstanding with this product!

This registered course offers Learning Unit Credits to AIA members, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn about this game changer product by the hand of the global leader in PV Glass for buildings!

Check out and register for Onyx Solar’s webinars here(or here for AIA members)!

Onyx Solar®’s glass, in addition to its sustainability and its efficiency, stands out due to its unlimited range of configurations, adapting to the design of each project.

Our PV glass integrates perfectly into buildings while producing free and clean energy from the sun. It also reduces the CO2 emissions to the atmosphere!

The unlimited range of configurations, to which we can add the possibility of including different colors, finishes, shapes, sizes and thickness, make Onyx Solar the ideal partner for incorporating PV systems into the fabric of all types of building without compromising design.

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Onyx Solar has demonstrated the implementation of its Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) through projects in countries such as the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, and China

 

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The world’s first photovoltaic floor that was installed at the George Washington University. Likewise, the largest photovoltaic skylight in the world was implemented at the headquarters of the pharmaceutical company Novartis in New Jersey. Furthermore, Mexico’s first photovoltaic façade at the headquarters of Coca-Cola/Femsa is yet another milestone set by the company. These and other relevant accomplishments can be found in the new Onyx Solar video available online.

We interview Silva&Ventura, Onyx Solar’s Official Distributor in Portugal

Onyx SOLAR’s glass is the only building integrated photovoltaic material which can generate electricity from the sun. Taking into account that buildings are responsible of the 40% of the global electricity consume. What do you think that will be the impact of such a revolutionary product in Portugal?

Is the beginning of a new cycle for constructions solutions! Recently, the Portuguese Government had approved a law that allows renewable production to auto-consume. This means that, every building can integrate solutions of sustainability to be independent in an electric point of view. At the same time, we can produce green energy and maintain the higher standards in architectonic point of view. It’s a “new age” and some players have already discovered.

Our multifunctional Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) solutions allow for the entry of natural light, provide both thermal and acoustic insulation, it filters out harmful radiation, which can be integrated perfectly into any type of building. How´s the acceptance of this passive-active material in Portugal market?

Positive. Usually the first impression is of surprise, but when we talk about prices and studies already made, comparing with others types of glass, the expectations are largely exceeded.

Onyx Solar ‘s solutions produce green energy and at same time, allow a better management inside the building. Moreover, allow to recover the initial investment.

Onyx Solar has recently installed the first photovoltaic floor in the world. Thanks to our continuous investment in R&D we are regularly launching new products, such as our colored photovoltaic glass. We recently lauched the first low-e photovoltaic glass. What is your opinion?

Floor, colored glass and low-e glass are unique, saying everything about the quality of Onyx Solar’s R&D Department, which is constantly innovating.

The low-e photovoltaic glass is one of the best arguments that we use because the prices and result of studies made with the performance of this solution are impressive.

Onyx Solar has completed lot of projects in several countries including the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Spain, France etc. How do you see our building integrated photovoltaic solutions related to the increasing green building trends over the next few years in Portugal?

In Portugal, the construction has passed for a period of adjust. This reality, made the main quality players, adapt solutions more efficient and sustainable. On the other hand, we have some expectation to know the main guide lines for Portugal in the European program Horizon 2020, but we believe the future construction will be focused on goals like the sustainability, low CO2 emissions, and efficient buildings.

 In the United States we provided a turnkey project for the world’s largest BIPV skylight. Our company has a wide network of distributors and installers worldwide; in a key market like Portugal we have established this scope of cooperation in order to offer our customers a complete service. May you slightly explain your experience at this respect?

The know-how and excellence of monitoring provided by OnyxSolar has been crucial in our approach to the market. In big projects, the capacity that we have (Onyx Solar and we) to offer global and integrated solutions is very important. The global management of the building actually requires global and holistic solutions.

The accuracy and detail in the studies and projects has been very important as well, not only at technical and commercial level but also for the financial plan.

Since your incorporation within the Onyx Solar network, could you briefly sum up your feeling as our official Distributor over this time? Please, in a few words any recommendations for our future distributors?

We consider it a stimulating challenge! Not only on the potential business but also for the permanent evolution and learning.

Onyx Solar is a company and brand with big success in the world… is not by accident. The team is young, dynamic, resilient and available. When you start working with Onyx Solar you will meet people that think big, and make things happen! Big success is waiting, in the near future!

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Silva & Ventura will exhibit at Glasstec in Dusseldorf, Germany (October 21st – 24th ), Hall 10/ C76, with its structural systems for glass façades and smart glazings such as the Onyx Solar’s PV Glass. Find more information about their fastening systems at the Partners Solutions’ tab in the Onyx Solar website, within the all you need section.

To read the full interview, please click here.

Punta Arenas

Onyx Solar reaches a new milestone with its first project in Chile, specifically in Punta Arenas, one of the southernmost cities in the Americas.

The health centre located in the capital of Chilean Antarctica will incorporate a curtain wall counting on photovoltaic mono-crystalline silicon technology, laminated, safety glass. That will make the center a more efficient and sustainable building.

Despite the low solar radiation in this area and thanks to the efficiency of Onyx Solar’s solutions, the curtain wall will generate approximately 35 kWh per year and per sqm from the sun.

The project will be executed in collaboration with the Chilean construction company Salfa Corp, one of the major companies in Chile with presence in several Latin American countries.

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