PHOTOVOLTAIC CANOPY - coloured canopy


Onyx Solar has supplied its crystalline silicon photovoltaic glass that has been installed as a photovoltaic canopy system in a private house in Norwich, in the United Kingdom.






  • superficieTotal Area - 18.5 M2
  • electricidad generadaElectricity generated in 35 years  - 52,990 KWh
  • puntos de luzTotal lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 104 lighting points
  • emisiones CO2 evitadasCO2 emmisions avoided in 35 years  - 15 Tons of CO2
  • barriles petroleo ahorradosBarrels of oil saved in 35 years - 31 barrels


Example of a feasibility study of crystalline silicon photovoltaic canopy in London:


  • superficie Payback time  < 6.2 years
  • electricidad generada Internal rate of return (IRR)  17.1 %




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This canopy is made up of 3 different sizes of trapezoidal mono-crystalline glasses with a coloured PVB layer inside that bring a colourful appearance. It has been provided 9 trapezoidal coloured glass units of 1,400x1,847 mm and 4 trapezoidal blue glass units of 2,554x1,457 mm (installed in the corners of the structure).


Each PV glass units also incorporates a 12 mm air chamber that improves the thermal comfort of the users while generating clean and free energy that will reduce the energy bill of the house. 



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Each glass was designed and manufactured totally customized for the client that brings an astonishing appearance to the canopy with a layout that combines different colours in a photovoltaic mosaic that brings a really colourful shade and shelter to its users.



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“I am very grateful for successfully bringing this project to a conclusion. It is indeed one of a kind and very unique. Once again my thanks and appreciation to the entire team involved in the project."


Andrew Scott, owner



Client: Private owner

Consulting Civil / Structural Engineers: Adam Power Associates




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