BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
PHOTOVOLTAIC CURTAIN WALL
Brunel University, located in Uxbridge, west London, is installing transparent photovoltaic glass manufactured by Onyx Solar in its Wilfred Brown Building’s curtain wall. The building features 42 units of PV glass with different sizes; some of them are even 2.6 m wide!
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A PHOTOVOLTAIC CURTAIN WALL IN LONDRES
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
- Total Area - 68 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 38,063 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 75 lighting points
- CO2 emmisions avoided in 35 years - 26 Tons of CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 22 barrels per m2
This project is part of the remodeling of this 4,710sqm building, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018.
This glass enables the passage of light into the interior and also the enjoyment of the views. In addition, it adds multifunctional passive bioclimatic properties of thermal inner comfort filtering UV and infrared radiation from the sun. Not to forget the free, clean electricity from the sun!