GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
FEASIBILITY STUDY IN WASHINGTON
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
George Washington University (GWU) has cooperated with Onyx Solar® in the installation of the first walkable photovoltaic floor in the world, located in the Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia (USA)
The non-slip semi-transparent tiles forming the floor convert the solar radiation into energy by means of semiconductors. The total installed power capacity is 405 Wp, sufficient to power the 450 LED lights backlighting the walkway.
Thanks to the breakthroughs achieved by the company’s R&D&i Department, this solution fulfils the highest technical standards; it complies with non-slip regulations and withstands 400 kg in the momentary load tests, and its installation is very simple, as it is laid like a raised floor, with plots.
Onyx Solar® has received awards on many occasions for developing and patenting the first non-slip photovoltaic glass floor in the world.
"This installation is a good example of the University’s commitment to sustainability and a reflection of the organisation’s mentality, always with a clear view of the future”.
Eric Selbst, Senior Land Use Planner at GWU.
Onyx Solar®’s photovoltaic floor is available in a wide range of colours and transparencies.