“The greenest beer factory of the world will feature Onyx Solar’s PV glass”.
Onyx Solar’s transparent photovoltaic glass will generate clean electricity to feed the new factory that Heineken is building in Meoqui (Chihuahua, Mexico).
The new plant will have an initial capacity of producing 5 million hectoliters per year. It plans to be the greenest factory of the country. By the year 2020, 66% of the power used as to come from renewable sources.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AMORPHOUS SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC FAÇADE IN MEOQUI
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
internal Rate of Return
- Total Area - 2.365 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 862.273 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 1.692 lighting points
- Avoided CO2 emmisions in 35 years - 578 CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 507 barrels
The transparent PV glass will be installed at the offices’ building and other process areas. It will enable the building to be energy self-sufficient. It will also improve its energy efficiency and thermal comfort. It will have a perfect integration thanks to the possibility of customizing the glass in terms of shape, color, size, and degree of transparency.
Blanca Brambila (Chief of Corporate Social Responsibility at Heineken Mexico), Eusebio Reynoso (Heineken Meoqui Brewery Manager) and Jose Maria Lozano (Head of Technologies at the Heineken Meoqui’s plant) tell us about the project and its collaboration with Onyx Solar.