Viracopos International Airport



Energy cost

Reduction in HVAC energy demands

Internal Rate of Return

<2 Years 

The new terminal at Viracopos-Campinas International Airport features 33 amorphous silicon photovoltaic skylights integrated in the roof. The 4,100 photovoltaic glass units employed form a surface area of over 3,340 m2 and a total installed power capacity of 154 kWp, which will enable the generation of sufficient energy from the sun to feed approximately 10,200 lights cleanly and without cost, preventing the release of nearly 120 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year.


Low-e Photovoltaic Glass

Onyx Solar® has developed the first low-e photovoltaic glass on the market. A glass which has been rewarded by the American Glass Association as the best glass in 2015.

This glass, in addition to generating clean, free energy from the sun, is capable of filtering out 99% of ultraviolet radiation and up to 95% of infrared radiation while permitting the entry of daylight. These properties make this glass the ideal candidate when designing a building with high standards of energy efficiency and thermal comfort.

This is a glass with a g value (SHGC) of between 5% and 40%, depending on its degree of transparency, which prevents the interior temperature from rising too high due to the greenhouse effect, particularly in locations with a hot climate, such as Sao Paulo. 

All the above caused NACO, a company at the forefront of airport design, to choose Onyx Solar®’s low-e photovoltaic glass.


awarded thanks to photovoltaic glass


“Our mission is to contribute to the sustainable development of the airport. We are committed to the development of sustainable solutions for a wide range of airport-related matters and we work ceaselessly to sharpen our sustainable, innovative approach”. NACO


General contractor: Consorcio Costructor Viracopos
Architect: NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants B.V.)
Client: Aeropuerto Internacional de Viracopos - Campinas



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