Onyx Solar® designed and developed the photovoltaic skylight and façade for the Cabinet House, installed in the MAAXI Museum in Rome, one of the most emblematic creations of the Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, and selected in 2010 as the best building in the world.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AMORPHOUS SILICON FAÇADES IN ROME
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 26,145 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 51 lighting points
- CO2 emmisions avoided in 35 years - 18 Tons of CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 15 barrels per m2
The Cabinet House is a prototype of a sustainable residence based on a new form of dividing spaces, bearing in mind contemporary urban lifestyle. Both solutions are comprised of amorphous silicon glass and total an installed power capacity of 645 Wp, generating approximately 900 kWh of clean, sunderived energy per year.
The architect Zaha Hadid was the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize (2004). Among her projects, the Maxxi Museum in Rome or the BMW headquarters in Germany are of note.