Onyx Solar photovoltaic glass panes were installed on the façade of FEMSA´s headquarters, which is the largest Coca-Cola bottling plant company in the world (Monterrey, México). The structure that supports the lining of photovoltaic glass panes cannot be seen from the inside of the building.
370 large-sized grey amorphous silicon glass modules with a grade of transparency of 20% (L vision) were installed to form a lining separated from the façade of the building.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AMORPHOUS SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC FAÇADE IN MONTERREY
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
- Total Area - 588 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 500,328 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 981 lighting points
- CO2 emmisions avoided in 35 years - 335 Tons ofCO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 294 barrels
The photovoltaic glass panes on the façade generate approximately 17,200 kWh of energy and prevent the release of over 11 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Furthermore, the installation of the glass panes has made the building much more efficient from the energetic standpoint if we take into consideration the energy savings due to the improvement in insulation which could reach up to 40% of the energy needs of the building. Having said this, it puts Onyx Solar at the forefront of developing the perfect technology for a sustainable future.
This project is one of the many fresh initiatives performed by Coca-Cola FEMSA in their quest for sustainability.
"Working on this project with Onyx Solar® has been a rewarding experience. Both companies took on the challenge to execute Mexico’s first photovoltaic glass façade in record time, and the result has been most satisfactory. Like in all projects, working with top-notch specialised companies is a guarantee of success”.
Alfredo de la Rosa, Manager of Internal Civil Works at FEMSA.