THE BLACK BOX
This is the name we have given to the building where we, the people who make Onyx Solar®, come each day to enjoy ourselves, to innovate and to develop 21st-century construction solutions. The building features a ventilated amorphous silicon photovoltaic glass façade.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AMORPHOUS SILICON SKYLIGHTS IN AVILA
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
"The Black Box".
- Total Area - 245 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 368,499 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 723 lighting points
- CO2 emmisions avoided in 35 years - 247 Tons of CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 217 barrels per m2
The façade, generating 4.3 kWp, is comprised of 310 laminated photovoltaic glass modules capable of generating 12,685 kWh per year, thanks to which we prevent the release of nearly 9 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
This represents an optimal construction solution which enables us to save 53% of our electricity bill.
"There is no better way to study and make known our product than to install and monitor it in our own offices. In addition to generating energy, it confers a great aesthetic value on the building and the heating and cooling requirements have decreased, thanks to the thermal insulation provided by our façade in comparison with the traditional type”.
Ángel Gallego, Onyx Solar® architect entrusted with the façade design and works.