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Onyx Solar received an award for the most sustainable material at the WSSET INNOVATION AWARDS 2016

tanjong-pagarThe contest, organized by the World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies, acknowledges advancements in the development of new sustainable technologies. Onyx Solar received this accolade on behalf of improvements made on the competitiveness of building integrated photovoltaic technologies – developing a new generation of photovoltaic glass.

The award is a new landmark for Onyx Solar in Singapore, where the company has already integrated its photovoltaic glass in the tallest building in the country, the Tanjong Pagar tower, and has established an official distributor, iGlass, whose representatives picked up the award during the SET 2016 conference.

Preferential financing conditions for projects worth more than one million euros in photovoltaic glass.


Onyx Solar® facilitates access to funding, so that you only need an upfront payment covering 15% of the total value of photovoltaic glass. The rest will be paid in bi-annual payments over the course of 8 or 12 years, with preferential interest rates. Such fees are usually offset by the energy produced by the photovoltaic installation and the energy savings derived from the building’s thermal insulation.

Enjoy all the advantages of Onyx Solar®’s photovoltaic glass throughout its first 30 years of energy production, benefiting from financing terms that improve upon anything other construction materials can offer, and achieve great savings.

Onyx Solar® develops solar control and bird-safe glass that generates clean and free energy in buildings



Our solar control glass generates clean and free energy form the sun, while reducing the energy needs in the acclimatization of the building. It insulates the building, regulating the light transmission to the interior and filtering UV and IR radiations.

Airports, stadiums, convention centers, shopping malls and other facilities now are able to produce energy integrating Onyx Solar®´s control glass, achieving a much more attractive return on investment than conventional solar control glass.

The multifunctional properties of Onyx Solar®´s photovoltaic glass improve upon those of conventional glass.



Onyx Solar®´s photovoltaic glasses can be customized in order to optimize its performance in different climate conditions. Its solar factor (g), which indicates the amount of energy that goes through a glazing, ranges from 5% to 40% depending on the glass configuration.

Onyx Solar®’s range of glass can reach every possible U value or thermal transmittance possible. Said values are in direct relation with the ability to maintain optimal temperature conditions inside the building, since they determine the amount of heat the glass lets through.

Further information can be found on our website.

Amorphous and crystalline silicon laminated glasses have successfully overcomed strict tests.



Laminated crystalline and amorphous silicon glass have been subject to several tests to determine their impact resistance (UNE-EN 12600:2003), achieving the highest rating (1B1), and their resistance to manual attacks (UNE-EN 356:2001), resulting in a P4A classification for our amorphous silicon glass, equivalent to ballistic resistance.

Our glasses have successfully passed the humidity (UNE-EN ISO 12543-4:2011) and high temperature (UNE-EN ISO 12543-4:2011) tests after enduring extreme conditions. Furthermore, our colored laminated glass overcame tests established by the UNE-EN ISO 4892-2:2006 standard.

Onyx Solar and Tesla were selected by the prestigious Popular Science magazine as one of the best technologies of 2015 in the field of energy worldwide


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Onyx Solar created the first transparent glass that can generate free and clean electricity from the sun, and this has served to be awarded this important recognition. On the other hand, Tesla developed a new generation of batteries that allow a more efficient storage of the energy produced from the glass

Popular Science magazine is at the forefront of science and technology, with more than 7 million monthly readers. In the magazine’s words: “they standout for being brilliant, revolutionary, and setting future trend”.

Onyx Solar photovoltaic glazing in skylights proves to be a high profitability investment worldwide with short paybacks


Solar citiesThe use of Onyx Solar photovoltaic glass in skylights generates an average annual IRR greater than 60. Payback time for this type of installations is always less than 3 years, affixing an energy cost lower than 0.03 dollars for the next 30 years.

Check in our ROI Map the Feasibility Study of a photovoltaic skylight in your city. If you do not find the city you are looking for, please contact us.

Solar citiesThe US Congress has approved the extension of 30% solar investment tax credits (ITC) till 2019. These incentives give the owners of a solar installation a 30% tax credit for the total cost of their solar system, which will promote the adoption of this renewable energy in the US.

Investment in photovoltaic energy in the US is already highly attractive, especially in photovoltaic glass integrated into buildings, which provides a return on investment as high as 100% with a payback period of a few months.


In its first year, the project Advanced BIPV has allowed Onyx Solar the optimization and continued improvement of its photovoltaic glass. This is translating into a more transparent and larger glass


HORIZONTE 2020 - Onyx Solar

Without question, the first great success was the acceptance of the ambitious proposal of Onyx Solar to the invitation of Instrument SME PHASE II (This was in Oct. 2014, and to this invitation 580 proposals were summited, coming from the most innovative SMEs companies across Europe, where Onyx Solar was the only Castilian company selected with its Advanced BIPV model).

With this proposal, Onyx Solar reinforces its positioning at the forefront of innovation at a European level through the development of a new generation of photovoltaic glass with optimized characteristics regarding its presentation, mechanical resistance, and high vision glass performance.

Onyx Solar’s photovoltaic solutions are the perfect match for the new climate agreement signed in Paris during the month of December in the UN Climate Conference in Paris COP21


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The agreement was adopted by 200 countries to fight against climate change and create a 100% renewable energy model.

Companies like Samsung, Coca-Cola, Pfizer, and Novartis are already contributing to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions, and taking better care of our planet, thanks to the bioclimatic solutions of Onyx Solar. These solutions also yield great return on the investment, and energy savings of up to 100%..

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