Located in the midst of Singapore’s financial centre, this 64-storey tower is the tallest building in the country. Designed by SOM, the New York-based architecture firm, its construction was realised by the Korean multi-national company Samsung.
Onyx Solar® is taking part in this project with the integration of a large photovoltaic pergola of over 2,600 m2 located at the entrance to the building, with an installed power capacity of 125 kWp. The pergola features 858 amorphous silicon photovoltaic glass modules measuring 2,456 x 1,245 mm, with a semi-transparency degree of 10% (M vision), which will enable the building to supply over 7,000 lights per day thanks to the sun (125,810 kWh per year).
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AMORPHOUS SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC SKYLIGHT IN SINGAPORE
Reducction in HVAC energy demands
internal Rate of Return
- Total area - 2.624 M2
- Electricity generated per year - 125.810 kWh
- Total light points operating 4 hours a day - 7.169 lighting points
- Avoided CO2 emissions per year - 84.290 CO2
- Barrels of oil saved per year - 76 barrels
This energetic efficiency measure contributes to the building obtaining the Greenmark and the Platinum LEED certification. Furthermore, the building has already been granted a 2015 WAN AWARD in the “Future Projects” category.
“At , we are committed to excellence, which translates to high-value innovative designs. We have the opportunity to influence positively the fundamental problems currently facing humanity. Promoting renewable energy and increasing the levels of energetic efficiency, at SOM we are able to collaborate effectively with diverse solutions in the struggle against climate change”.
“We believe that sustainability inspires great architectural works. New, spectacular designs are emerging which have a minimal impact on the environment”.
“At , we undertake the responsibility of carrying out our activity with the aim of enriching our planet. Our sustainability policy is based on the continued improvement of the environment throughout our activities, naturally including the efficient use of energy at our facilities”.
Samsung sustainability report, 2015