Located in the middle of Singapore’s financial center, this 64-storey tower is the tallest building in the country. Its design, carried out by S.O.M., the New York-based architectural firm, and construction was commissioned by the Korean multinational Samsung. Onyx contributed with the installation of a large photovoltaic canopy of 27,986 sq ft covering the main entrance to the building.
Onyx Solar® has taken part in this project by installing a large photovoltaic pergola of over 2,600 m2 located at the entrance to the building with an installed power capacity of 125 kWp.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AMORPHOUS SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC SKYLIGHT IN SINGAPORE
Reducction in HVAC energy demands
internal Rate of Return
- Total Area - 2,624 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 3,654,781 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 7,169 lighting points
- CO2 emmisions avoided in 35 years - 2,449 Tons of CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 2,151 barrels per m2
The pergola features 858 amorphous silicon photovoltaic glass modules which measure 2,456 mm x 1,245 mm each, with a grade of transparency of 10% (M vision). It supplies electricity to more than 7,000 lighting points inside the 64-storey building.
The building has obtained the Greenmark and the Platinum LEED certification thanks to the installation of this structure. Furthermore, the tower has also been granted a 2015 WAN AWARD in the "Future Projects" category.
“At , we are committed to excellence, which translates to high-value innovative designs. We have the opportunity to influence positively the fundamental problems currently facing humanity. Promoting renewable energy and increasing the levels of energetic efficiency, at SOM we are able to collaborate effectively with diverse solutions in the struggle against climate change”.
“We believe that sustainability inspires great architectural works. New, spectacular designs are emerging which have a minimal impact on the environment”.
“At , we undertake the responsibility of carrying out our activity with the aim of enriching our planet. Our sustainability policy is based on the continued improvement of the environment throughout our activities, naturally including the efficient use of energy at our facilities”.
Samsung sustainability report, 2015