TORRE BASSANO HOTEL
A Photovoltaic Balustrade at the foot of Vesuvius in the Gulf of Naples.
This photovoltaic balustrade is comprised of 342 amorphous silicon photovoltaic glass modules, designed to measure for the client (1,128x950 mm). These modules feature a degree of semi-transparency of 30% (XL vision), enabling the hotel guests to enjoy a wonderful view of the Mediterranean.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AMORPHOUS SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC FAÇADE IN NAPLES
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
- Total Area - 345 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 319,550 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 628 lighting points
- CO2 emmisions avoided in 35 years - 214 Tons of CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 188 barrels per m2
The glass is a triple safety tempered laminate of 8mm + 3mm + 8mm and has withstood the strict tests required to guarantee the safety of the guests of this five-star hotel.
With a total installed power capacity of 11 kWp, the balustrade generates 11,000 kWh of power per year, sufficient to supply over 600 lights for 4 hours each day and to prevent the release of 7 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
The installation of the balustrade was executed in cooperation with Enel, the largest electricity company in Italy and the second largest in Europe.
“At Enel we are totally committed to energy efficiency, the reduction of the environmental footprint, protection of the surroundings, and technological innovation”
General Contractor: A.L. Impianti S.R.L.
Client: Hotel Torre Bassano