PHOTOVOLTAIC FINS - ENERGY INTELLIGENCE CENTER
ENERGY INTELLIGENCE CENTER bilbao
Onyx Solar designed and supplied photovoltaic fins on the façade of the EIC Building in the Bizkaia Technology Park in Abanto-Zierbena using its Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) solutions. This technological hub is included within the metropolitan area of Bilbao, in the northern region of Spain.
- Total Area - 652 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 345,734 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 679 lighting points
- CO2 emissions Avoided in 35 years - 85 Tons of CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 203 barrels
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Specifically, this project involves the integration of horizontal photovoltaic fins compose by 246 amorphous silicon photovoltaic glasses with a 20 % transparency. To sum up. 652 m2 that cover the envelope of this innovative center.
The PV glasses have a glass configuration of 8+3+8 mm and totally customized in 27 different sizes (the vast majority having dimensions of 1,105x2,485 mm, 1,105x2,460 mm, or 1,105x2,435 mm).
Vertical and horizontal fins are often used in all types of building façades as an architectural element that adds volume to the design; however, these elements are even more interesting from an efficiency standpoint, since they block direct solar radiation that contributes to temperature regulation inside the building. This typically translates into lower HVAC loads.
Photovoltaic glass fins add an extra layer of value to the building, since they match the passive properties of conventional fins, but also generate clean power from the sun.
The EIC (Energy Intelligence Center) has a total area of 18,932 m2 is the first building and flagship of the new campus, featuring a modern design and being energy self-sufficient due to an innovative photovoltaic installation on its façade and roof.
The lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, and the general deputy of Bizkaia, Unai Rementeria, have participated in the inauguration of the new campus and have handed over the EIC building to Petronor, AMPO, Tubacex, Tubos Reunidos, and Vicinay, the first companies that will settle in to develop R&D&i projects in advanced technologies linked to the energy transition.
Owner: Basque Technology Parks Network
Architect: G&C Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Paisaje, SLP and Atelier 80 Arquitectos
Instalador (eléctrico y mecánico): UXAMA Fachadas Singulares
Fotógrafo: Jorge Almeida Vela
Promotor AZPIEGITURAK S.A.M.P.