medical university of lodz

PHOTOVOLTAIC façade & photovoltaic bicycle shelter


Onyx Solar has supplied its crystalline silicon photovoltaic glass that has been installed as a photovoltaic façade and a photovoltaic bicycle shelter in the MOLecoLAB, a building who belongs to the Medical University of Lodz, located in Poland.


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  • superficieTotal Area - 250 M2
  • electricidad generadaElectricity generated in 35 years  - 655,154 kWh
  • puntos de luzTotal lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 1,287 lighting points
  • emisiones CO2 evitadas CO2 emissions Avoided in 35 years - 507 Tons of CO2
  • barriles petroleo ahorradosBarrels of oil saved in 35 years - 386 barrels


Example of a feasibility study of of crystalline silicon photovoltaic façade in Lodz:


  • superficie Payback time  < 6.1 years
  • electricidad generada Internal rate of return (IRR)  17.5 %




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The project incorporates 2 constructive solutions: on the one hand, a 200 m2 photovoltaic ventilated façade using our crystalline silicon photovoltaic glass with several measures and a blue colored rear glass. On the other hand, a 50 m2 photovoltaic bicycle shelter with a similar glass configuration.


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Photovoltaic installation on the façade was assembled on the passive consoles on the southern and east façades, which can be seen from the front of the building, increasing the aesthetic view of the MOLecoLAB complex.


The bicycle shelter, which is supplied with BIPV panels on the roof and one of the walls, stands at the central point of the entrance zone.



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MOLecoLAB is part of the Medical University in Lodz, Poland (Uniwersytet Medyczny w Łodzi in polish). The newly created building became an R&D center for advanced diagnostics of cardiovascular diseases, neoplasms, metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases. Research and development works will be carried out in the laboratories, focusing, among others, on the design of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic products and services.



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The building complex meets high requirements in terms of construction parameters. MOLecoLAB (Centrum Badań Molekularnych Chorób Cywilizacyjnych in polish) is the first laboratory building in Poland using passive technology, whose energy demand is below 15 kWh per m2 per year. The entire complex has 18,500 m2 and 4,500 m2 of usable floor space.



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This photovoltaic integration wouldn't be possible without the close collaboration of SolarOffice and Bartosz Wiśniewski, Onyx Solar’s local partner for Poland.




Client: MOLecoLAB Łódź Medical University

Architect: Architekton Studio

General contractor: SKANSKA


Onyx Solar’s Local Representative: SolarOffice 




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