PHOTOVOLTAIC SUNSHADES - LAKE OSWEGO CITY HALL
LAKE OSWEGO CITY HALL
Onyx Solar has supplied its Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Glass that has been installed as photovoltaic sunshades in the New City Hall of Lake Oswego, in Oregon (United States).
Onyx Solar PV glass was integrated as part of a $ 43 million complete construction of the new facilities of the city hall due to significant building deficiencies of the old hall, constructed in 1986.
- Total Area - 29 M2 (313 sqft)
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 118,321 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 232 lighting points
- CO2 emissions Avoided in 35 years - 23 Tons of CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 70 barrels
Example of a feasibility study of crystalline silicon photovoltaic fins in Lake Oswego:
- Payback time < 1 year
- Internal rate of return (IRR) 58.3 %
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The installation has 29 m2 (313 sqft) and it is composed of 21 units of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Glass with 3 different measures of 1,159x913 mm, 1,464x913 mm & 1,768x913 mm. Each module has a glass configuration of 6T + 6T mm.
The PV sunshades will provide shade to the windows of the facilities, which will be really appreciated as a tool to reduce the direct sun exposure of the building while generating free and clean energy that will reduce the energy bill of the facilities.
The solar energy incorporated in the building will provide 5% to 7% of the power for the facility. It also includes other energy efficiency measures such as low-flush toilets or LED lighting.
Client: City Council of Lake Oswego
Architects: Mackenzie Inc.
Mechanical Installer: Arcadia Inc.