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COLORFUL-blogOnyx Solar rolled out a complete new full range of colored photovoltaic glass last month in San Francisco, during the 2012 Green Building International Conference – the most important sustainable building exhibition in the world, with more than 30,000 visitors-. That was the event selected to launch this new product, which allows any sustainable project to configure a customized design in any color (or combination of colors) while generating clean and free energy.

The wide range of tones and colors provides to any architectural design – curtain wall, brise soleil, skylight, ventilated façade, canopy… – a new world of possibilities to integrate photovoltaic materials into buildings. With this innovative product, Onyx Solar shows that implementing green building solutions is compatible with an aesthetic architectural design and gives an absolute freedom of choice to integrate renewable energy into buildings.

In addition to energy generation, Onyx Solar multifunctional solutions also provide other benefits to the buildings which incorporate them: Provide both thermal and sound insulation and filter out harmful radiations of natural light (IR & UV).

Onyx Solar has proven once again that is a benchmark company in the BIPV (building integrated photovoltaics) sector, always making an effort to turn customer’s will into reality. Our main objective is to meet client’s requirements – regardless of whether they are an architectural firm, a corporation or a private property – offering almost infinite possibilities of configuration for color, transparency, size and thickness.

Onyx Solar will participate in the remodeling of the Union City Rapid Transit Station, in San Francisco. The company will supply a semitransparent photovoltaic glass who will be incorporated into the canopies of the new building. The Sation is included in the BART system (Bay Area Rapid Transit) which operates with five lines across 167 km with 43 stations in four counties. This system has more than 320.000 users in weekdays, being the fifth-busiest heavy rail rapid transit system in the United States.

The company reached an agreement last week with the contractor in order to take part of the project. Onyx will participate in the first stage of the project, aimed to readapt the current station to make it more accessible to all transports, from pedestrians to bicycles and cars.

The Project in Union City will be the first in USA for Onyx Solar, which expects to grow rapidly in that market due to the awareness of the necessity of a more sustainable building model that most American architects have. Thus, last June the Spanish company opened its first office in USA (New York) and it is already working on the design stage of several projects with some of the largest architectural offices such as Gensler, KPF or SOM.

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