The old customs warehouse in Essen, Belgium, has already installed our photovoltaic glass.
This 1902 Flemish neo-Renaissance-style building was the most critical border station between Belgium and the Netherlands. Now, its primary objectives the promotion of sustainability.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AMORPHOUS SILICON SKYLIGHTS IN ESSEN
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
- Total area - 750 M2
- Electricity generated per year - 627.149 kWh
- Total light points operating 4 hours a day - 1.231 lighting points
- Avoided CO2 emissions per year - 420 CO2
- Barrels of oil saved per year - 369 barrels
To combine the latest technology and sustainable materials in a building of the early twentieth century, Onyx Solar has supplied photovoltaic glass in amorphous silicon technology with a medium degree of transparency for the central skylight area of the building, by incorporating 440 glasses with the insulating chamber.
Rangeerloods will enjoy the benefits of 750 m2 (8,070 SqFt). Thanks to this installation of the Vorsselmans contractor, this building will generate 600 MWh and prevent the emission of more than 400 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Contractor: VorsselmansContractor: Vorsselmans
Client: Autonoom Gemeentebedrijf Essen