PHOTOVOLTAIC CANOPY – SOLAR TREE PROJECT
SOLAR TREE PROJECT
Onyx Solar has supplied its Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Glass that has been installed as a Photovoltaic Canopy to create a solar tree structure in the Center for International Grants and Projects at An-Najah National University, located in the city of Nablus, Palestine.
- Total Area - 22 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 186,675 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 367 lighting points
- CO2 emissions Avoided in 35 years - 136 Tons of CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 110 barrels
Example of a feasibility study of crystalline silicon photovoltaic canopy in Palestine:
- Payback time < 2.7 years
- Internal rate of return (IRR) 38.4 %
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The installation is composed of 12 units of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Glass. Each module measures 1,700x1,000 mm and has a glass configuration of 4T + 4T mm. The glasses are perfectly integrated into the metal structure forming a solar tree, the first of its kind in Palestine.
The An-Najah National University is one of the most important universities in Palestine. It has 11 faculties where more than 23,000 students get their degrees, who can also relax under the shadow of our iconic solar tree canopy.
The tree, which is 3.5 meters high, consists of 3 branches, each connected to a solar panel. The solar tree generates electricity which enables charging 100 electrical devices, including computers, mobile phones, wheelchairs, and lighting 20 LED lamps, with the possibility of controlling the time periods of their lighting during the night.
Thanks to this project, as well as others, the An-Najah University will be able to reduce its CO2 emissions by 550 tons annually and avoid the use of diesel fuel during the long hours of power cuts to provide better services to students and staff. It will also be an excellent way for the university to raise awareness among their students on the importance of renewable energy integration and to stimulate creativity, leadership and cooperation.
Owner: An-Najah National University
Installer: 3K Energy Solutions