North Sydney Canopy

North Sydney Coal Loader

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Energy cost

Reduction in HVAC energy demands

Internal Rate of Return

<2 years 

Onyx Solar took part in the transformation of the old Coal Loader in North Sydney into the center of sustainability by the installation of customized photovoltaic glass XXL in a canopy system.

Onyx Solar has supplied 64 pieces of mono-crystalline glass with size 3100 x 1744 mm (10.17 x 5.72 ft.) and a nominal power of 626 Wp per unit. The PV glass has been installed without the frame, fixed by a spider system, which provides greater visual continuity to the canopy. Thanks to the photovoltaic colonnade, a shaded walkway area has been created, providing an enjoyable experience for visitors.

This extra-large photovoltaic glass has been customized following the clients' requirements. In that case, North Sydney Council had the objective of refurbishing an industrial park in a green platform with plants and modern architecture to produce clean energy where people could learn about sustainability in everyday life. Photovoltaic Canopy was the perfect solution to create a modern colonnade that provides shade for walking near Parramatta River and reducing the energy demand of the complex.


This project has a medium cell density. There are similar canopy projects with high cell density like Mohamed V University in Morocco or La Trobe University located in Victoria (Australia). 



  • superficieTotal area - 346 M2
  • electricidad generadaElectricity generated per year - 55.025 kWh
  • puntos de luzTotal lighting points operating 4 hours a day - 3.136 lighting points
  • emisiones CO2 evitadasAvoided CO2 emissions per year - 36.867 CO2
  • barriles petroleo ahorradosBarrels of oil saved per year - 32 barrels


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