Tanjong Pagar

Tanjong Pagar



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.

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Energy cost

Reducction in HVAC energy demands

internal Rate of Return

<1 year 




  • superficieTotal Area - 2,624 M2
  • electricidad generadaElectricity generated in 35 years - 3,654,781 kWh
  • puntos de luzTotal lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 7,169 lighting points
  • emisiones CO2 evitadasCO2 emmisions avoided in 35 years - 2,449 Tons of CO2
  • barriles petroleo ahorradosBarrels 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.




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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.

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“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”.



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“At logo samsung, 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




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