The refurbishment of this small Hostel at Gotarrendura, Spain, includes the integration of low-e amorphous silicon photovoltaic glass in the windows and door. This is the only glass capable of filtering out 99% of ultraviolet radiation and up to 95% of infrared radiation, depending on the degree of semi-transparency selected.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AMORPHOUS SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC CURTAIN WALL IN AVILA
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
- Total area - 5 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 5.781 kWh
- Total light points operating 4 hours a day in 35 years - 11 lighting points
- Avoided CO2 emissions in 35 years - 4 CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 3 barrels
Thanks to this installation, this town in Avila was awarded the Livcom prize in Seoul. This prize commenced in 1997 to encourage innovation and leadership in the creation of sustainable environments.
“This award represents a great success for the town, warranting the Town Council’s commitment to the environment, to development and to well-being”, says Fernando Martín, mayor of Gotarrendura, who received the award in Seoul, accompanied by Luis Arias-Romero, Spanish Ambassador in this Asian country.