TORRE BASSANo HOTEL
A Photovoltaic Balustrade at the foot of Vesuvius in the Gulf of Naples.
TORRE BASSANO HOTEL
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
This photovoltaic balustrade is comprised of 342 amorphous silicon photovoltaic glass modules, designed to measure for the client (1,128 x 950 mm). These modules feature a degree of semi-transparency of 30% (XL vision), enabling the hotel guests to enjoy a wonderful view of the Mediterranean.
The glass is a triple safety tempered laminate of 8mm + 3mm + 8mm and has withstood the strict tests required to guarantee the safety of the guests of this five-star hotel.
With a total installed power capacity of 11 kWp, the balustrade generates 11,000 kWh of power per year, sufficient to supply over 600 lights for 4 hours each day and to prevent the release of 7 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
The installation of the balustrade was executed in cooperation with Enel, the largest electricity company in Italy and the second largest in Europe.
“At Enel we are totally committed to energy efficiency, the reduction of the environmental footprint, protection of the surroundings, and technological innovation” - Enel.
- Total area - 366 M2
- Electricity generated per year - 11.367 kWh
- Total light points operating 4 hours a day - 1.296 lighting points
- Avoided CO2 emissions per year - 7.616 CO2
- Barrels of oil saved per year - 7 barrels
General Contractor: A.L. Impianti S.R.L.
Client: Hotel Torre Bassano