A photovoltaic canopy offers energy generation, sun protection and shelter. Depending on the type of canopy, the electricity yielded can be consumed in different ways: self-consumption for surrounding buildings, courtesy lighting, ad-box illumination, back-up systems, as well as injection to the grid.
Design options are almost unlimited: one, two or multiple slopes, different tilts and orientations, multiple glass design options (silk-screening, ceramic frits, colors, etc.)
PV glass on canopies can be supported using a variety of structural systems, including point-supported systems, U channels and skylight-like structures.
PROTECTION OF WEATHERING AGENTS AND ENERGY GENERATION
PV canopies provide shade and shelter for those days with extreme heat or rain. This, coupled with its energy generation properties and harmful radiation filter, turn it into an ideal constructive solution.
Onyx Solar customizes all its photovoltaic glass in accordance to building codes and architectural specifications. Depending on the canopy’s structural design (slopes, tilts, cantilevers…) we work together with the design team in providing the most robust glass design possible. Structural calculations must be carried out to verify code compliance, and we help our customers understanding the performance and technical specs of our PV Glass.
We have installed our photovoltaic glass in diverse projects across the world. Among these projects, Tanjong Pagar’s Canopy for Samsung is a great example. Also, the Bay Area Rapid Transit Station of Union City’s Canopy represents a great example for photovoltaic canopies.