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 (32,300 sqFt) 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.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AMORPHOUS SILICON SKYLIGHTS IN MEDITERRANEA TERINA FOUNDATION
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
- Total Area - 3.089 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 3.654.781 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 7.169 lighting points
- Avoided CO2 emmisions in 35 years - 2.449 CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 2.151 barrels
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.
"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®.