Integration of a photovoltaic sunshade in the new building of Arcadia University Campus, in the state of Pennsylvania (USA).
This solution provides a shaded area, totally integrated in the building and designed to measure, with a combination of monocrystalline silicon glass modules of two different sizes, giving the appearance of a mosaic.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF CRYSTALLINE SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC SKYLIGHT IN PENNSYLVANIA
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
- Total Area - 46 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 144,024 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 297 lighting points
- CO2 emmisions avoided in 35 years - 89 Tons of CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 101 barrels per m2
Furthermore, it generates 4.8 kWh per year and prevents the release of 3.2 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere and the consumption of 3 barrels of oil.
The famed Arcadia University was founded in 1853 in Glenside (Pennsylvania) and has over 4,000 students.
"Onyx Solar® has equipped Arcadia University with an integrated photovoltaic sunshade which has awoken a greater environmental conscience among the students. Onyx™ has done a great job and we recommend them for any project including innovative, high-quality solutions for photovoltaic integration”.
Chris Chapman of Delran Builders, and Site Manager at Arcadia.
General Contractor: Delran Builders Inc.
Architect: Kliment Halsband
Client: Arcadia University