LE PETIT ÉCHO DE LA MODE
Onyx Solar® has taken part in the refurbishment of the historic building Le Petit Écho de la Mode in cooperation with SPIE, a French company devoted to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of energy facilities.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AMORPHOUS SILICON SKYLIGHT IN MARSELLE
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
- Total area - 77 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 141,880 kWh
- Total light points operating 4 hours a day in 35 years - 278 lighting points
- CO2 emissions avoided in 35 years - 95 Tons of CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 83 barrels per m2
Located in the picturesque town of Châtelaudren, in Brittany (France), the building preserves the spirit of Eiffel with its metal structure, and is considered to be a national heritage. The refurbishment of this building, a Tourism Development and Culture Centre of the locality, has followed a sustainable approach.
A photovoltaic skylight, comprised of low-emissivity (or low-e) glass with a semi-transparency degree of 10%, enables this facility to generate over 42 kWh per square metre per year. This solution enables the entry of daylight and improves energetic efficiency, while reducing the Culture Centre’s electricity bill and HVAC energy demands.
Le Petit Écho de la Mode was a famous women’s fashion magazine which for decades printed over a million copies per week. It had as many as 200 employees working in the printing process and in the manufacture of sewing patterns until it closed in 1983.