LUMEN SHOPPING CENTRE
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF CRYSTALLINE SILICON SKYLIGHTS IN MEXICO CITY
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
Onyx Solar® has executed the installation of the largest photovoltaic skylight in Mexico City and one of the largest in the Americas, with a surface area of 2,300 m².
The installation of this skylight, under the auspices of and according to a project by the visionary architect Enrique Ruíz Gutiérrez, is located in the shopping centre belonging to the paper manufacturing company LUMEN.
This solution developed by Onyx Solar® is comprised of 800 polycrystalline photovoltaic glass measuring 1,510 x 1,900 mm. The peak installed power output is 258 kWp, and it is capable of generating over 347,000 kWh of energy per year, powering 19,800 lighting points and preventing the release of 233 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
"It is no secret that many American cities have grown at the cost of the environment; therefore the only way to alleviate the damage caused is by using Onyx Solar’s® photovoltaic materials in construction."
Mauricio Vázquez Vela, CEO de BIPV MÉXICO, Distribuidor Oficial de Onyx Solar®
- Total area - 2.300 M2
- Electricity generated per year - 347.031 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours a day - 19.781 lighting points
- Avoided CO2 emissions per year - 232.511 CO2
- Barrels of oil saved per year - 205 barrels
Architect: Enrique Ruíz Gutiérrez