North Sydney Coal Loader
Onyx Solar took part in the transformation of the old Coal Loader in North Sydney into the center of sustainability by the installation of customized photovoltaic glass XXL in a canopy system.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF CRYSTALLINE SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC CANOPY IN SYDNEY
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
- Total Area - 357 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 1,598,470 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 3,136 lighting points
- CO2 emmisions avoided in 35 years - 1,077 Tons of CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 941 barrels per m2
Onyx Solar has supplied 64 pieces of mono-crystalline glass with size 3,100 x 1,744 mm (10.17 x 5.72 ft.) and a nominal power of 626 Wp per unit.
The PV glass has been installed without the frame, fixed by a spider system, which provides greater visual continuity to the canopy. Thanks to the photovoltaic colonnade, a shaded walkway area has been created, providing an enjoyable experience for visitors.
This extra-large photovoltaic glass has been customized following the clients' requirements. In that case, North Sydney Council had the objective of refurbishing an industrial park in a green platform with plants and modern architecture to produce clean energy where people could learn about sustainability in everyday life.
Photovoltaic Canopy was the perfect solution to create a modern colonnade that provides shade for walking near Parramatta River and reducing the energy demand of the complex.