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Onyx Solar is working on a Photovoltaic Greenhouse project that aims to demonstrate the technical, economic and environmental feasibility of a greenhouse integrating photovoltaic glass.

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The result is a Distributed Energy System capable of obtaining the necessary energy for self-consumption operation.

Therefore, the greenhouse will accomplish the function of vegetable production recovering at the same time the necessary electric energy to cover the needs of its integrated microgrid.

Onyx Solar will be at the “Innovation Gallery of Genera 2015”, the main international fair of Energy and Environment to be held in Madrid from 24 to 27 February

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Onyx Solar is one of the Spanish companies that is continuing investing in Research and Development while promoting sustainability and energy efficiency. Therefore, the company has had the privilege of presenting their innovations at the Innovation Gallery of Genera.

At the gallery, Onyx Solar will present an innovative solution, the photovoltaic kit for urban furniture such as benches, tables or canopies of our cities. This solution has been developed as an autonomous power generation system to convert the traditional outdoor furniture in charging points for offering the pedestrians with free hotspots to charge their devices (phones, tablets, etc).

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Furthermore, Onyx Solar has been invited by the UNEF (Spanish Photovoltaic Union) and Fotoplat to give a presentation on “R&S&i in Buildings Integrated Photovoltaics” to take place within the technical conferences “R&S&i ‘made in Spain’ and Autoconsumo in 2015.

Onyx Solar is the Spanish SMEs with the largest number of R&S&i projects in terms of the numbers of employees involved. The six projects of Onyx Solar are funded by the European Commission, four of which are in the Seventh Framework Programme, one in LIFE and another in the Intelligent Energy Europe project. The main objective of all these projects is to improve energy efficiency in buildings through innovative sustainable measures.

Nowadays, the company works permanently with a wide range of national and international research and technological centers of excellence.  These partnerships with renowned and prestigious institutes include, University of Nottingham, Fraunhofer ISE, VTT-Technical Research Centre of Finland, Passive House Institute, University of Valladolid, the Cartif Foundation, the Energy, Environment and Technology Research Center (CIEMAT). The collaborations with enterprises also include Acciona and many others. In addition, Onyx Solar is an active member of various associations in the sector of sustainable construction.

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