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PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY CAN ALSO BE BEAUTIFUL. VERY BEAUTIFUL!

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Bursagaz, one of the main companies in the natural gas sector in Turkey, has opted for integrating Onyx Solar®’s photovoltaic glass in its new headquarters, which has obtained the LEED Gold certification.

 

Onyx Solar® has provided the building with a touch of originality by integrating a double skin of photovoltaic glass in the form of a mosaic, which is superimposed on the façade. The 315 amorphous silicon glass modules, measuring 500 mm x 700 mm, have a degree of transparency of 20% (L vision), enabling the uniform passage of light into the building and thus reducing the need for artificial lighting, as well as filtering out harmful UV and IR radiation.

This is a 4.1 kWp installation, generating approximately 3,400 kWh per year, to be used for building’s self-consumption, preventing the release of CO2 as well as other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

53% savings in HVAC systems, 32% in energy saving, amortization period of 2.3 years, IRR of 89%

Onyx Solar’s photovoltaic ventilated façades are able to save up to 53% in HVAC systems, and 32% in total energy consumption. As a result, the investment is amortized in 2.3 years and has an internal rate of return (the average future yield) of over 89%. This way, throughout the service life of the product, you recover 30 times the investment done.

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Besides having a similar price, or even a lower price, than other construction materials, our photovoltaic glass is the only material that allows achieving a return on the investment while generating electric energy throughout the entire service life.

Please, download the economic analysis of the Onyx Solar’s façade by clicking here.

photovoltaic ventilated façadOnyx Solar photovoltaic ventilated façade offers, among its many other advantages, the possibility of reducing by 50% the cooling requirements of buildings compared to traditional facade isolation systems.

The study carried out by the University of the Basque Country in collaboration with the Construction Quality Control Laboratory of the Basque Government, reveals that Onyx Solar photovoltaic facade has a particularly significant cooling performance during the warmest months.

This is a remarkable fact since approximately 40% of the world population lives in warm areas. This reduction in cooling needs in buildings represents an important energy saving precisely where it is most needed, in the buildings of our cities, which are responsible for at least 40% of the global energy consumption.

Please, for further information about the study click here.

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