PHOTOVOLTAIC FAÇADE - DIAGONAL 525
Onyx Solar has provided Photovoltaic Glass for the rehabilitation of the building located on Diagonal Avenue 525, in Barcelona, Spain.
- Total Area - 160 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 794,837 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 1,562 lighting points
- CO2 emmisions avoided in 35 years - 196 Tons of CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 468 barrels per m2
Example of a feasibility study of crystalline silicon photovoltaic façade in Barcelona:
- Payback time < 2.6 years
- Internal rate of return (IRR) 39,5%
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It is a commercial property located in one of the central axes of the business district of Barcelona, between Diagonal and Sarrià Avenues, and recently acquired by the prestigious real estate Inmobiliaria Colonial SOCIMI SA by a value of € 37 million.
Onyx Solar has participated in the renovation of the building by designing and supplying medium transparency Crystalline silicon photovoltaic glass. The constructive solution is a second skin that includes horizontal sunshades with photovoltaic glass on the south façade, which is the rear façade of the building. In addition to protecting from the sun in the warmer months of the year, it generates clean energy for part of their electricity consumption.
The whole installation is composed of 132 glass modules with dimensions of 2,300x525 mm and a glass configuration of 4 + 4 mm, and integrated into a structure of aluminum slats. The installation has a peak power of 25 kWp, and each glass module powers up 12 light points every day.
Since April 2021, this influential building hosts one of the headquarters of Naturgy (formerly Gas Natural Fenosa), a well-known Spanish multinational in the electricity and gas sectors. Around 200 employees are working in the new building, which have an surface of 5,200 m2 and achieved the LEED Gold Certification thus complying with the highest standards of eco-efficiency and sustainability.
Client: Inmobiliaria Colonial SOCIMI S.A.
Real Estate Developer: Inmobiliaria Colonial SOCIMI S.A.
Architecture: Xevi Prat Navarro (main architect of the rehabilitation)
Electrical installer: Garcia Faura Arquitectura en alumini, inox, ferro i vidre
Mechanical installer: Garcia Faura Arquitectura en alumini, inox, ferro i vidre