This photovoltaic canopy, comprised of crystalline silicon glass, is located in Hawaii. Specifically in a building belonging to Yahoo, the Silicon Valley technology company.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF CRYSTALLINE SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC SKYLIGHT IN HAWAII
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
- Total Area - 420 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 1.684.900 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 3.305 lighting points
- Avoided CO2 emmisions in 35 years - 1.129 CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 991 barrels
The canopy is made up of 320 glass modules made entirely to measure for the project. Said modules are of safety 8 mm + 8 mm laminated glass measuring 1,943 mm x 1,016 mm (6.37 x 3.33), and are perfectly integrated into the building, in accordance with the aesthetics specified by the client.
The total installed power capacity is 34 kWp, and it is capable of generating 58,000 kWh per year, sufficient power to feed the 3,300 lights in the building and to prevent the release of 38 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
The glass also features a ceramic screen print on its reverse side, which filters out the harmful solar radiation while providing the glass with a uniform design.
General Contractor: Ryan Associates
Client: American Solar