Scotch College, founded in 1851, is the oldest secondary school in Victoria, Australia.
The Campus, located in the heart of Melbourne, has executed the construction of a building called “The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for Science”, with the aim of being a showcase of environmental sustainability, where Onyx Solar® just had to be present.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AMORPHOUS SILICON SKYLIGHTS IN AUSTRALIA
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
- Total Area - 113 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 59,582 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 117 lighting points
- CO2 emmisions avoided in 35 years - 40 Tons of CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 35 barrels per m2
The solution developed by Onyx Solar® at Scotch College consists of the installation of a photovoltaic pergola on the roof of the building. This is formed of amorphous silicon glass with medium semi-transparency, enabling the ingress of daylight while providing considerable thermal protection.
The total installed power is 3.7 kWp, enabling the school to generate 2,051 kWh per year and to power nearly 120 lights cost-free and cleanly, thanks to the sun. it also prevents the release of 1.4 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Client: Scotch College