Bursagaz, one of the principal companies in the natural gas sector in Turkey, has a new headquarters in the city of Bursa, which it is hoped will obtain the LEED Gold Certification.
Onyx Solar® has been entrusted to provide the building with a touch of originality by integrating a double skin of photovoltaic glass in the form of a mosaic, which is superimposed on the façade. The 315 amorphous silicon glass modules, measuring 500 mm x 700 mm (1.6 x 2.3 Ft), have a degree of transparency of 20%, enabling the uniform passage of light into the building and thus reducing the need for artificial lighting. This is a 4.1 kWp installation, generating approximately 3,400 kWh per year.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AMORPHOUS SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC FAÇADE IN TURKEY
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
- Total Area - 110 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 98.770 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 194 lighting points
- Avoided CO2 emmisions in 35 years - 66 CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 58 barrels
Bursagaz, the natural gas distributor in Bursa, the fourth largest city in Turkey, with 1.5 million inhabitants, was formed in 2008 and has grown considerably, now being the third largest company of the sector in the country. Among the pillars of Bursagaz’s corporate strategy is the development of innovative projects contributing to a more sustainable future.
General Contractor: Sunvital
Architect: Tago Architects