Onyx Solar has collaborated with Butech, Porcelanosa’s subsidiary focused on materials and constructive systems development, in the creation of the first PV pavement which is expected to come out into the market by the end of the year. This innovative product was introduced at Porcelanosa’s Annual Show and turned out to be one of the main attractions of the fair, the largest ever in terms of attendees.
This cutting edge system, which is still in an early development stage by Onyx and Butech engineers, is made by a solar PV glass integrated over elevated ceramic and it´s completely walkable. One of its main atractives is the variety of uses and the fact that it is posible to place furnishing on it without losing space, as it happens when a conventional PV panel are installed.
This PV pavement is a really appealing product for architects as it can be integrated in any Project and environment without renouncing design and aestheticism. What is more, it combines pasive elements (avoided CO2 emmissions) with active elements (power generation) reducing remarkably the building impact on the environment.
But the PV pavement is not the only Project in which Onyx Solar is woring alongside Porcelanosa’s subsidiary. At the Show the visitors could see the PV façade developed by both companies which, unlike the pavement, is already available and being installed in projects all over the World.