FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AMORPHOUS SILICON SKYLIGHTS IN CANARY ISLANDS
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
The new headquarters of the Canary Islands Higher Education Institution, located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, possesses a forefront technology which will make it the first LEED Platinum building in the Canary archipelago.
Onyx Solar® has contributed to this project with a system consisting of amorphous silicon photovoltaic glass slats integrated vertically into the façade. This is a triple-laminated glass, nearly three metres long and half a metre wide, with a degree of semi-transparency of 20% (L vision), and combined with inactive glass modules to give the building a remarkable mosaic-like appearance. In addition to generating clean, free energy from the sun, these modules filter out the harmful radiation (UV & IR) and prevent the overheating of the interior, due to a Solar (g) Factor which is optimal for this type of warm climates
Client: Las Palmas University