PHOTOVOLTAIC SKYLIGHT – NORTHSHORE PLAZA II
NORTHSHORE PLAZA II
Onyx Solar has provided Photovoltaic Glass to build the Skylight of Northshore Plaza II, located in the heart of Northshore District in Punggol Eco-Town, North-East Region of Singapore.
- Total Area - 445 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 2,056.827 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 4,041 lighting points
- CO2 emissions avoided in 35 years - 1,378 Tons of CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 1,210 barrels per m2
Example of a feasibility study of Crystalline silicon photovoltaic skylight in Singapore:
- Payback time < 6.8 years
- Internal rate of return (IRR) 15.5 %
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The installation is composed by 198 Mono-Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Glass modules with a PV glass configuration of 4+4 mm and a 12 mm air chamber to provide additional thermal insulation. The transparency degree is 34 %. 168 glass modules measure 1,592x1,408 mm and the rest have different dimensions to perfectly adapt to the requirements of the building.
Northshore Plaza, the first “Smart and Sustainable District” in Singapore, is also the first sea-front neighborhood center to be built in an HDB estate, offering residents a unique waterfront shopping experience. With a gross floor area of about 19,500 sqm, Northshore Plaza houses a supermarket, food courts, restaurants, shops, childcare centers and enrichment centers.
Beyond the commercial facilities, Northshore Plaza is also designed with a comprehensive network of community spaces that enhances accessibility. The Community Spine provides a seamless connection from Samudera LRT Station to the adjacent housing precincts, as well as to the Punggol Promenade. It allows convenient and sheltered access to the waterfront.
The project has been developed by The Housing & Development Board (HDB), Singapore's public housing authority. Established in 1960, this public institution plans and develops Singapore's housing estates; building homes and transforming towns to create a quality living environment for all. It provides various commercial, recreational, and social amenities in its towns for its residents’ convenience. For over 50 years, they have provided quality and affordable public housing for generations of Singaporeans.
This installation joins the list of projects executed in the country, highlighting the Photovoltaic canopy at the Tanjong Pagar Centre, the largest skyscraper in Singapore, designed by SOM and owned by the technological multinational Samsung.
Client: Housing & Development Board HDB Hub - Singapore Goverment
Architects: WOHA Architects
Mechanical and electrical engineer: Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner
Façade designer: iGAP Singapore