PHOTOVOLTAIC CANOPY - SOLAR DECATHLON EUROPE 2022
SOLAR DECATHLON EUROPE 2022
Onyx Solar has supplied its solar photovoltaic glasses for the sustainable housing prototype of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, in Spain. This prototype, known as 'Escalà project', was presented at the Solar Decathlon Europe 2021/2022.
- Total Area - 13 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 91,641 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 180 lighting points
- CO2 emissions Avoided in 35 years - 61 Tons of CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 54 barrels
Example of a feasibility study of crystalline silicon photovoltaic canopy in Valencia:
- Payback time < 3.4 years
- Internal rate of return (IRR) 30.5 %
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Our company has participated in this innovative project by providing 9 monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic glasses of 1,650x850 mm, each with a 4T+4T mm glass configuration, which were installed as a photovoltaic canopy.
Escalà, inspired by the Cabanyal neighborhood in Valencia, is a sustainable and modular housing project that introduces innovative solutions. Those constructive solutions can be replicated in other neighborhoods and cities, based on concepts such as sustainability, tradition, recycling, proximity, reuse, energy efficiency, self-consumption, and wooden construction.
Notably, the Escalà project, developed by students from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), was the only Spanish contender chosen for the Solar Decathlon Europe 2021. In the field of university architecture and engineering, Solar Decathlon is the most important international competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The main goal is to promote research and development of efficient and sustainable housing. In each edition, universities from around the world compete to present a bioclimatic, innovative housing project with a positive impact on society and environment.
It is worth noting that the team achieved very significant results in the competition held in the German city of Wuppertal: first prize in Innovation, and two third prizes in Architecture and Engineering & Construction.
Owner: Polytechnic University of Valencia