PHOTOVOLTAIC CANOPY - Lycée Emmanuel Chabrier





Onyx Solar has provided Photovoltaic Glass to create a Photovoltaic Canopy at Lycée Polyvalent Emmanuel Chabrier, located in Yssingeaux, in the French region of Auvergne.


The installation is located in the main access to the campus of the lycée, where a lot of people pass through daily. It also protects the bicycle parking lot, promoting a healthy and sustainable transport model among its students and workers. 


PHOTOVOLTAIC SKYLIGHT - Lycée Emmanuel Chabrier onyx solar




  • superficieTotal Area - 64 M2
  • electricidad generadaElectricity generated in 35 years  - 276.469 KWh
  • puntos de luzTotal lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 543 lighting points
  • emisiones CO2 evitadasCO2 emmisions avoided in 35 years - 185 Tons of CO2
  • barriles petroleo ahorradosBarrels of oil saved in 35 years - 163 barrels per m2


Example of a feasibility study of Crystalline silicon photovoltaic skylight in Yssingeaux:


  • superficie Payback time  < 5 years
  • electricidad generada Internal rate of return (IRR)  20.4 %




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The installation has a total of 64 m2, and it is composed of 30 Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Glass modules. Measuring 1,823x1,170 mm, each glass module is made of 66 monocrystalline cells and has a peak power of 314 Wp/module.







The configuration of those glass modules is 5T+5T mm with an HST treatment. HST treatment (Heat Soak Test) is a test performed on tempered glass, to reduce the risk of the pane breaking spontaneously to a minimum. This feature is relevant to ensure maximum safety for the hundreds of students and workers who pass under this infrastructure.






Designed by CRR Architecture, this photovoltaic canopy is part of the institute’s improvement and modernization that is being carried out. Valenergie SAS completed the installation.





Owner: Lycée Polivalent Emmanuel Chabrier

Architects: CRR Architecture

Mechanical & electrical installer: Valenergies SAS

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