FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AMORPHOUS SILICON FAÇADES IN MALTA
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
This curtain wall, installed in Malta, is made of low-e amorphous silicon photovoltaic glass modules with a degree of semitransparency of 20% (L vision), enabling the passage of light into the interior and also enjoyment of the views. This type of glass filters out 99% of the ultraviolet radiation and up to 95% of infrared radiation. Its Solar (g) Factor is between 5% and 40%, depending on the degree of semi-transparency, this being perfect for the prevention of the greenhouse effect within the buildings.
In this case, the glass also comprises an air gap to provide greater thermal insulation for the building.
The installation generates 3 kWp and is comprised of 124 differently-sized and shaped glass modules which were made to measure for this project.