TERINA MEDITERRANEAN FOUNDATION
The refurbishment of the buildings of the Terina Mediterranean Foundation in Calabria (Italy) has a unique character and represents an important milestone for Onyx Solar®, as a single building complex houses 3,000 m2 of photovoltaic glass. The glass, made of green amorphous silicon and with various degrees of transparency, has been integrated into skylights, floors, walkway, parking lots and even in an elevator with panoramic views.
The Terina Mediterranean Foundation is a center of excellence devoted, among other activities, to research and knowledge of the agro-food industry via a network of relationships with Italian and foreign universities.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AMORPHOUS SILICON SKYLIGHTS
MEDITERRANEA TERINA FOUNDATION
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
- Total area - 2.624 M2
- Electricity generated per year - 125.810 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours a day - 7.169 lighting points
- Avoided CO2 emissions per year - 84.290 CO2
- Barrels of oil saved per year - 76 barrels
"The “Terina Mediterranean Foundation” research centre has entrusted Onyx Solar® with the refurbishment of its buildings, with an optimal integration of amorphous silicon photovoltaic glass with different degrees of transparency and shades of green.” Juan Luis Lechón, Engineer at Onyx Solar®.