WORLD

Here are the case studies of the different BIPVs that are located all over the world


Facade BIPV


The Bayerische Landbank located in Munich Germany is a great example of a Skylight BIPV where it acts as a shading device to the inside of the building. 

It helps to limit the amount of sunlight entering, which helps reduce the amount of heat that the room is gaining. 

Project name:     Bayerische Landesbank
Location :   
Munich, Germany
Owner :   
 Bayerische Landesbank 
Architect/designer : 
  Stibale Architectural Practice
Company who installed : 
Schüco international KG / Frener & Reifer MetallbauGmbH, Brixen, Italy /  Wennemuth Elektrotechnik, Wehretal
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : 
Façade, Canopy
BIPV technology : 
Poly-Crystalline Silicon
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) :  
73.5kWp
BIPV side (in m2) : 
538
PV module color : 
Navy Blue

Source: https://www.bca.gov.sg/GreenMark/others/pv_guide.pdf


This is the first ever building constructed that incorporates Building-Integrated Photovoltaics. Located in Europe, this is the largest BIPV facade. The Main feature of the building, which is the Façade, is 66m long and it covers 532m².



The low-energy well-sealed building envelope minimizes heat loss in the winter and provision of effective and responsive environmental controls.
 

Project name:     Doxford Solar Office
Location :    Sunderland, United Kingdom
Owner :        Akeler Developments Ltd
Architect/designer :    Studio E Architects + Rybka Battle
Epc company :    Akeler Developments Ltd
Completion year :    1998
Company who installed :    Kyocera
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) :  Facade
BIPV technology :    PolyCrystalline Silicon
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) :     73kWp
BIPV side (in m2) :    640
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) :  Standard 
Orientation (East-west-south-North) :    South
PV module manufacturer :    Kyocera
PV module color :    Blue

Source: https://www.bca.gov.sg/GreenMark/others/pv_guide.pdf


Dubai Frame is an impressive rectangular picture-frame shaped building that stands at 150 m tall and 105 m wide.

The Façade is integrated with 1200sqm of Amorphous silicon photovoltaic glass. Approximately 2500 modules measuring 485 x 985 mm of a triple safety laminate have been manufactured in a yellow gold colour with a semi-transparency degree of 20%.

The total installed power capacity reaches 38kWp & will enable the building to generate a large proportion of the energy it needs for its operation.


Project name:  
  Dubai Frame
Location :    Al Kifaf, Zabeel Park Jogging Track – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Owner : Fernando Donis               
Architect/designer :    Fernando Donis
Epc company :    Onyx
Completion year :         January 2018
Company who installed :    Onyx
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) :  Facade
BIPV technology :    Amorphous Silicon
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) :     38kWp
BIPV side (in m²) :    1200
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) :  Glass-glass
Orientation (East-west-south-North) :    All Sides
PV module manufacturer :    Onyx
PV module color :    Blue & Yellow

Source: 
https://www.onyxsolar.com/projects/26-projects/solar-pv-ventilated-facade/393-debai-frame-duba1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai_Frame


DEWA Research and Development Centre

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority will open soon its new Research and Development Centre in Dubai. The aim of the center is to support DEWA’s vision to promote sustainability in energy supply, diversify energy sources and create a business environment that encourages innovation. 
The Center will base its work on four main areas: Solar Power, Smart Grid Integration, Energy Efficiency and water.

Thus, for solar power, the building will incorporate 1000sqm if photovoltaic glass that are manufactured by Onyx Solar. The four Façade of the building will implement Onyx Solar amorphous silicon glass with transparency degree XXl and with 6 different colours.

The PV fins are made of 3 layers of glass with semi-transparency, letting 30% visible light to pass through the fin. The PV glasses offer a nominal power of 28 Wp per sqm. (28Wp x 1000sqm = 28kWp). 

Project name:     Photovoltaic Façade system
Location :    Dubai
Owner :   Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Architect/designer :    Stantec International
Epc company :    Onyx              
Company who installed :    Onyx
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) :    Facade
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) :     28kWp
BIPV side (in m²) :    1000
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) :  Glass-glass
PV module manufacturer :    Onyx
PV module color :    Orange, Yellow & Green Tones

Source: https://www.onyxsolar.com/projects/26-projects/solar-pv-ventilated-facade/394-dewa-dubai


Twin City Tower

The photovoltaic curtain wall is the perfect solution for new office buildings since it has passive properties include thermal and sound insulation, and also natural light. However, it also offers an active property, the energy it generates.

Onyx Solar supplied amorphous silicon technology for the curtain wall of this iconic project in Bratislava. Amorphous silicon glass supplied is fully black, with a grey frit pattern and argon chamber in various dimensions according to the project requirements. Some of these dimensions almost reaching 4 sqm. The 192 glasses supplied to achieve 25kWp

 

Project name:     Curtain Wall
Location :    Brastilava, Slovakia
Owner :                HB Reavis 
Epc company :    Onyx              
Company who installed :    Onyx
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) :    Facade
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) :     25kWp
BIPV side (in m²) :    438
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) :  Glass-glass 
Orientation (East-west-south-North) :    all sides
PV module manufacturer :    Onyx
PV module color :   Black

Source: https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22144029/hb-reavis-sells-twin-city-tower-in-bratislava-to-south-korean-investor.html
https://www.onyxsolar.com/projects/23-projects/solar-pv-curtain-wall/396-twin-city-tower1

This project converts the Cyprus International University as an example in generating power through solar energy.

In Cyprus, solar power panels are usually installed with a single type plan configuration. However, in the context of the present project, Onyx Solar photovoltaic glass has been installed on the façade of the building integrating the photovoltaic installation in the same construction structure.

Science and Technology Center is the state-of-art home for the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Pharmacy designed with powerful and latest generation technology infrastructure.

The total area of ​​the installation is around 1000 m2 installed in a façade with a total power capacity of 21.4 KWp.

Project name: Photovoltaic façade
Location : North Nicosia, Nothern Cyprus
Epc company : Onyx
Company who installed : Onyx
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Facade
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 21.4kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 1000
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass-glass

Source: https://www.onyxsolar.com/projects/26-projects/solar-pv-ventilated-facade/389-cyprus-international-university


Genyo Building

The installation of a double skin on the façade of this building belonging to the multi-national pharmaceutical company Pfizer creates a spectacular pixelated mosaic of glass of different shades and sizes especially created for this project.
The façade features an active surface area of 550 m2 of amorphous silicon glass modules with a semi-transparency degree of 20% (L vision).

This project has an installed power capacity of 19.3 kWp, generating 32,000 kWh of energy per year. the double skin thermally and acoustically insulates the building, providing significant savings in heating and air handling systems.

Project name: Photovoltaic Façade
Location : Andalusia, Spain
Owner : Genyo
Epc company : Onyx
Company who installed : Onyx
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Façade
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 19.3kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 1062
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass-glass
PV module manufacturer : Onyx
PV module color : Black and White

Source: https://www.onyxsolar.com/canopy-north-sydney


Bursagaz Headquarters

Bursagaz, one of the principal companies in the natural gas sector in Turkey, has a new headquarters in the city of Bursa.

Onyx Solar® has been entrusted to provide the building with a touch of originality by integrating a double skin of photovoltaic glass in the form of a mosaic, which is superimposed on the façade. The 315 amorphous silicon glass modules, measuring 500 mm x 700 mm (1.6 x 2.3 Ft), have a degree of transparency of 20%, enabling the uniform passage of light into the building and thus reducing the need for artificial lighting. This is a 4.1 kWp installation, generating approximately 3,400 kWh per year

Project name: Photovoltaic Façade
Location : Turkey
Architect/designer : Tago Architects
Epc company : Onyx
Completion year : 2008
Company who installed : Onyx
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Facade
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 4.1kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 110
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass-glass
PV module manufacturer : Onyx

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%87al%C4%B1k_Holding
https://www.onyxsolar.com/novartis-headquarters


This school is located in Denmark, the school is the largest school in Copenhagen as it has the size of 25000 m² and it accommodates 1200 students and 280 employees.

The main school building is subdivided into four smaller “ towers “, ranging from five to seven stories, each specially adapted to meet the needs of children at different stages of development.

The building school’s unique façade is covered with 12000 solar panels, each individually angled to create a sequin-like effect, which will supply more than half of the school’s annual electricity consumption.

The solar cells will cover a total area of 6048 m², making it one of the largest building-integrated solar power plants in the world.

Project name: Copenhagen International School
Location : Copenhagen, Denmark
Owner : Property Foundation Copenhagen International School
Architect/designer : C.F. Moller Landscape
Epc company : SolarLAB
Completion year : 2017
Company who installed : SolarLAB
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Facades & rooftop
BIPV technology : Kromatix
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 720kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 6048
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass
Orientation (East-west-south-North) : All Sides
PV module manufacturer : SwissINSO and collaboration with Solvis
PV module color : Blue Green

Source: http://www.architectmagazine.com/project-gallery/copenhagen-international-school_o
http://www.swissinso.com/cis


Glassbel Office

GLASSBEL became a partner of SmartFlex within the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program. The project focuses on the manufacture of individually designed photovoltaic facade elements on an industrial scale. GLASSBEL is involved in this project as a producer of the final product – insulated glass units with integrated PV cells (BiPV).

GLASSBEL Baltic office in Klaipeda became a major test building for the project SmartFlex. The 90 pcs of glass panels installed to the double skin facade with about 5000 pcs. of PV cells. Estimated energy generation is 100 MW per year.

GLASSBEL facade was successfully tested and now is working all over the year. 

We expect this solution to be revolutionary in glass industry: no gas, no pipelines, no heating batteries – only glass and PV solution!

Project name: SmartFlex
Location : Klaipeda, Lithuania
Owner :Glassbel
Architect/designer :
Epc company: Smartflex
Completion year : 2016
Company who installed :Smartflex
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) :Façade
BIPV technology :
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) :15kWp BIPV side (in m²) :159
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass-Opaque
Orientation (East-west-south-North) : South East & South West
PV module manufacturer : Smartflex
PV module color : Blue

Sources

http://m.glassbel.com/projects/commercial/glassbel-office/?use_mobile=Y

http://www.smartflex-solarfacades.eu/test-building/


Paris Habitat

Construction of a BIPV façade implemented with four different types of tailor-made active modules.

BIPV Modules are made with different thickness of glass to reach technical and aesthetics requirements.

BIPV façade substitute conventional cladding with active solar elements. It has a great appearance due to proper and high finish grade.

Project name: Paris Habitat
Location : Paris
Owner : Paris Habitat
Architect/designer : Atelier Cite Architecture
Completion year : 2011
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Façade
BIPV technology : Monocrystalline
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 44kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 600
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass
PV module manufacturer : ISSOL
PV module color : Black

Sources

Click to access Project_Datasheets.pdf


Red River College

The scales on the wings of the Morpho butterfly inspired a Swiss company to develop a glass covering for solar panels, and Winnipeg’s Red River College – currently undergoing expansive redevelopment – will be the first in North America to benefit from the research.

Like the butterfly’s bright scales, which shift colour in flight, the Kromatix-branded coloured glass panels will conduct and conserve energy as their hue changes with the light. Red River College is building a new facility, across from the main campus, which will incorporate the glass technology.

Kromatix was created seven years ago by Swissinso S.A. in partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne to address aesthetic and technical aspects of photovoltaic solar panels.

Project name: Red River College Innovation Center
Location : Winniepig, Canada
Owner :
Architect/designer : Diamond Schmitt Architects
Epc company : Swissinso
Completion year : 2016
Company who installed : Swissinso
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Façade
BIPV technology :
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 100kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 750
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass
Orientation (East-west-south-North) :
PV module manufacturer : Kromatix
PV module color : Gold

Source

https://www.swissinso.com/rrc

https://www-theglobeandmail-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/featured-reports/article-from-the-wings-of-a-butterfly-comes-inspiration-for-winnipeg-building


Union Drammen

The Energy Building for Union Eiendomsutvikling, Norway is the first project in the world that was ever made applying a screen printed layer on the first glass of the PV glazing. The objective of the project was to replicate a green wall according to the requirements of the architects.

There were challenges as there are 26 different shapes of PV safety glasses. It also best possible rendering of a green wall while minimizing the yield lost due to the green image printed on the front glass.

Project name: Energy Building
Location : Oslo Norway
Owner : Union Eiendomsutvikling AS, Drammen
Architect/designer : Ingebjorg Lien
Epc company :
Completion year : 2016
Company who installed :
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Façade
BIPV technology : Monocrystalline
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 1275kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 750
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass
Orientation (East-west-south-North) :
PV module manufacturer : ISSOL
PV module color : Green

Sources

https://www.issol.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Project_Datasheets.pdf


The building is articulated around an atrium which opens at the ground floor via a patio giving on the enclosure and develops a splendid interior space on the fifth floor overhanging the historical center of Brussels.

East, South and west façade are equipped with BIPV modules.Black colour BIPV safety glasses of different shapes are integrated into the facade and are replacing conventional non-active building materials.

Project name: Net Zero Energy office building
Location : Brussels
Owner : Axa Belgium
Architect/designer : Assar Architects
Completion year : 2015
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Façade
BIPV technology : Monocrystalline silicone
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 207kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 750
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass
Orientation (East-west-south-North) : East, South & West
PV module manufacturer : ISSOL
PV module color : Black

Sources

https://www.issol.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Project_Datasheets.pdf



Construction of a building integrated PV façade system to meet architects’ requirements.

The biggest challenge when it comes to building was that BIPV must comply to harsh weather condition. The following tender specifications are used:
Temperature: -40 Deg C to +85 Deg C
Relative Humidity of 100%
Wind Velocity of 200km/h
Pouring rain and heavy hail(<25mm)

These multifunctionalities were successfully tested alongside several experiments conducted by the CSTC.

Semi-transparent glass combining both aesthetic design and transparency allowing workers to keep a good visibility on the outside.

Project name: Façade restoration
Location : Dijon City- France
Owner : GDF SUEZ
Architect/designer : PHILEAS Architects
Completion year : 2013
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Facade
BIPV technology : Monocrystalline
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 85kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 952
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass
PV module manufacturer : ISSOL
PV module color : Black

Source: https://www.issol.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Project_Datasheets.pdf


The project was completed in France, 2012. The building was constructed with a double-glazed photovoltaic façade with mural painting.

The technical challenges were the integration of coloured cells in a double-glazed photovoltaic panel in order to create a two colours tree effect in Violin and green.

The design challenges were to find the best ratio between efficiency and aesthetic aspect of the panels.

The construction of BIPV was mainly on the building façade.

Project name: Double-Glazed Photovoltaic Facade
Location : Bordeaux City Center
Owner : City of Bordeaux
Architect/designer : Cepezed architects / SAMYN
Completion year : 2012
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Façade
BIPV technology : Polycrystalline
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 39kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 340
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass – glass
PV module manufacturer : ISSOL
PV module color : Metallic Gold & Disco Pink

Source: https://www.issol.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Project_Datasheets.pdf


Located near Perpignan City Center, the architect made a design with semi-transparent BIPV in the Solar Wave Roof above the Rail Station Building

The semi-transparent BIPV wave roof was made with watertight covering over the train station commercial gallery.

The BIPV modules were made with different degrees of transparency .

Project name: Semi-Transparent Solar Wave
Location : Near Perpignan City Center
Owner : ISSOL & IGP ISSOL
Architect/designer : L35 Architects
Completion year : 2010
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Façade
BIPV technology : Multicrystalline Silicon
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 232kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 2800
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass-glass
PV module manufacturer : ISSOL

Source: http://www.bipv.ch/index.php/en/other-s-en/item/1177-elcentredelmon-eng


Located downstream from Ile Seguin on the Seine in Paris, the Cité de la Musique is an auditorium and a show room. The purpose of this building to promote everyone’s access to music. The auditorium, located on the Seine, is decorated with a large photovoltaic sail of more than 1000 m². A system mechanics around the auditorium makes it follow the sun.

For this project, 38 different sizes of photovoltaic modules were required. It is the same product but with different dimensions and powers developed by the Belgian company Issol specialist in custom made photovoltaics

Project name: Cite Musicale de I’lle Seguin
Location : Iie Seguin a Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris
Architect/designer : Shigeru Ban
Completion year : 2013
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Façade
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 115kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 1000
PV module manufacturer : ISSOL
PV module color : Silver

Source: https://www.issol.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Project_Datasheets.pdf


Skylight BIPV


Rodrigo Caro Gardens

In Barcelona, the Barcelona City Council made a commitment towards sustainability and efficiency of clean energy.

Thus, installing Canopy BIPVs reduce in the energy usage that is received from the grid and instead uses sunlight to power 600 lights in a public park.

The Rodrigo Caro Gardens in Barcelona features three magnificent photovoltaic glass pergolas. Glass modules, which, in addition providing shade for citizens who enjoy this well known park.

This photovoltaic canopy will generate nearly 11000kWh per year cleanly and without cost and it’s installed power capacity will be at 183kWp

Project name:     Photovoltaic Canopy
Location :    Barcelona        
Architect/designer :    Onyx
Epc company :    Onyx             
Company who installed :    Onyx
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) :    Canopy 
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) :     183kWp
BIPV side (in m²) :    70
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) :  Glass-glass
PV module manufacturer :    Onyx
PV module color :    Brown

Source: https://www.onyxsolar.com/rodrigo-caro-gardens


Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

This photovoltaic pergola of nearly 600 m2 was installed at the entrance to the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.

For Onyx Solar®, this project entailed a challenge and an important record due to the high efficiency of the glass modules manufactured from crystalline silicon.

These modules are of a large size and were designed especially to satisfy the client’s needs. It is of particular note that a single module contains 144 photovoltaic cells and achieves a power capacity of 626 Wp, that is, 160 Wp per m2 , enabling the pergola to generate 135,000 kWh

Project name: Photovoltaic Canopy
Location : Morocco
Architect/designer : Ricardo Bofill & Elie Mouyal
Epc company : Onyx
Company who installed : Onyx
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Canopy
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 626kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 562
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass-glass
PV module manufacturer : Onyx

Source: https://www.onyxsolar.com/mohamed-vi-unniversityy


NORTH SYDNEY COAL LOADER

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.

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

Onyx Solar has supplied 64 pieces of mono-crystalline glass and a nominal power of 626 Wp per unit.

Project name: Photovoltaic Canopy
Location : Sydney, Australia
Epc company : Onyx
Company who installed : Onyx
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Canopy
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 0.626kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 562
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass-glass
PV module manufacturer : Onyx

Source: https://www.onyxsolar.com/canopy-north-sydney


Primrose Hill, Eglon House

Eglon House incorporates a photovoltaic skylight in the upperEglon House incorporates a photovoltaic skylight in the upper floor; Photovoltaic solar glasses are fixed in the triple glass ceiling lights so that it simultaneously reduces brightness and generates energy.

The project consists of 13 units of amorphous silicon PV glass with the project consists of 13 units of amorphous silicon PV glass with an argon chamber based on a low degree of transparency. In addition to providing on-site power, they also provide natural light, ultraviolet and infrared radiation filters, and permanent protection against London weather conditions

Project name: Photovoltaic Skylight
Location : London, United Kingdom
Architect/designer : Russell Sage
Epc company : Onyx
Company who installed : Onyx
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Skylight
BIPV technology : Amorphous Silicon
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 0.154kWp
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass-glass
PV module manufacturer : Onyx

Source: https://www.onyxsolar.com/projects/22-projects/solar-pv-skylight/377-eglon-house


This innovative photovoltaic skylight, measuring 2,500 m2, was installed by way of a second skin at the new headquarters of the Novartis Pharmaceutical Company in New Jersey, USA.

The Skylight is comprised of 820 modules of photovoltaic glass measuring 1511 x 1931mm with a power capacity of 340Wp. It was nabufactured with perforated crystalline cells which enables passage of daylight. The design of the skylight enables the modules to be opened and close, making the skylight totally operable.

Project name: Photovoltaic Skylight
Location : New York, United States of America
Owner : Novartis
Epc company : Onyx
Company who installed : Onyx
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Skylight
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 0.34kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 2.576
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass-glass
PV module manufacturer : Onyx

Source: https://www.onyxsolar.com/novartis-headquarters


SÃO PAULO-VIRACOPOS AIRPORT

The new terminal at Viracopos-Campinas International Airport features 33 amorphous silicon photovoltaic skylights integrated in the roof. The 4,100 photovoltaic glass units employed form a surface area of over 3,340 m2 and a total installed power capacity of 154 kWp, which will enable the generation of sufficient energy from the sun to feed approximately 10,200 lights cleanly and without cost.

Onyx Solar® has developed the first low-e photovoltaic glass on the market. The glass, in addition generating clean, free energy from the sun which filters out 99% of ultraviolet radiation and up to 95% of infrared radiation while permitting the entry of daylight.

Project name: Photovoltaic skylight
Location : Rodovia Santos Dumont, km 66 – Parque Viracopos, Campinas – SP, 13055-900, Brazil
Owner : Aeropuerto Internacional de Viracopos – Campinas
Architect/designer : Netherlands Airport Consultants B.V.
Epc company : Onyx
Completion year : 2008
Company who installed : Onyx
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Skylight
BIPV technology : amorphous silicon photovoltaic
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 154kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 110
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass-glass
PV module manufacturer : Onyx

Source: https://www.onyxsolar.com/international-airport-campinas-brazil


Beneteau Building Givrand

The BIPV glass roof  canopy implemented in a subsidiary company of Beneteau SPBI.

There were challenges such as : proposal of 2 different mounting systems.-Curtain wall system -4 attaches VEC

& also proposal of 3 different variants of active glass to meet the expectations of customers.

Semi-transparent glass/glass modules, homogeneous rendering, building integrated PV & watertight covering are integrated over the parking company.

Project name: Photovoltaic Canopy
Location : Givrand – West Coast of France
Owner : Beneteau Spbi
Architect/designer : F Periot Architect
Epc company :
Completion year : 2013
Company who installed :
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : canopy
BIPV technology : Multicrystalline
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 36kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 435
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass
Orientation (East-west-south-North) :
PV module manufacturer : ISSOL
PV module color : Deep Black

Sources

https://www.issol.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Project_Datasheets.pdf

http://www.bipv.ch/index.php/en/administration-s-en/item/1161-beneteau-eng


The project is to produce energy mainly for electric cars. The project is actually making a carpark to a covered carpark. Electric car users could charge cars while parking at the carpark in Brussels, Belgium.

Project name: Photovoltaic Canopy
Location : North of Brussels City Centre
Owner : Elia
Architect/designer : Architectes Associes
Completion year : 2014
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : canopy
BIPV technology : Monocrystalline
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 434kWp
BIPV side (in m²)
: 4250
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass
PV module manufacturer :
ISSOL
PV module color :
Black

Source: https://www.issol.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Project_Datasheets.pdf


Rooftop BIPV


In Zurich, the building of Green Umwelt Arena Spreitenbach was specially formed with photovoltaic panels from the insulating building shell.

The Arena has 45 innovative exhibitions on the themes of nature & life, energy & mobility, construction & renewable energies as well as seminar rooms and a restaurant.

To live up to its purpose in the arena, environmental consciousness is also reflected in the energy consumption and construction details. The roof construction consists of insulated wooden box girder elements. The Umwelt Arena is a Plus Energy Building that generates 203 % of clean energy.

Project name: Umwelt Arena
Location: Spreitenbach Switzerland
Owner: Umwelt Arena AG Spreitenbach
Architect/Designer : Rene Schmid Architekten AG, Zurich/CH
EPC company: Basler & Hofmann, Zurich
Completion year: 2013
Company who installed : Basler & Hofmann, Zurich
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony , etc): Pitched Roof
BIPV technology: Monocrystalline
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 750kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 5333.5
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard): Glass-Opaque
Orientation (East-west-south-North) : All Sides
PV module manufacturer: Basler & Hofmann, Zurich
PV module color: Black


Solar Silo is an example where the integration of coloured PV modules in the opaque parts of the roof and facade building envelope is experimented. Customized photovoltaic modules of Antec Solar are used creating a particular visual design. The colour is obtained thanks to the patented technology Swiss Inso Kromatix.

Project name: Solar Silo
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Owner: Katensprung AG
Architect/designer: Bauburo In situ AG
EPC company: SOLVATEC AG
Completion year: 2015
Company who installed: SOLVATEC AG
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : Façade + rooftop
BIPV technology: Monocrystalline
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 24kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 159
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard): Glass-Opaque
Orientation (East-west-south-North) : North & South
PV module color: blue-green, brass, orange, blue and gray

Sources:

https://www.swissinso.com/kohlensilo
http://www.bipv.ch/index.php/en/administration-s-en/item/1237-solarsilo-ita
http://www.bipv.ch/images/esempi/amministrativo/SolarSilo/SolarSilo_ENG.pdf


The French Ministry of Defence

The project consist of green architecture with bioclimatic design. It is a self sufficient building 10 months per year. The building will then produce 80% energy on site using renewables.

There were challenges such as design challenges where there were no photovoltaic appearance. They were needed at least 1500 different modules shapes that match the roof geometry. The PV modules then act as building materials which substitute of steel gratings.

Project name: Photovoltaics meets zinc roofs of paris
Location : South west of Paris – headquarter of the French Army
Owner : French Ministry of Defense
Architect/designer : Nicolas Michelin Agency and Associates
Completion year : 2014
Application (façade, rooftop, skylight, balcony ,etc) : rooftop
BIPV technology : Monocrystalline
Installed capacity (kWp/MWp) : 820kWp
BIPV side (in m²) : 7000
Module type (glass-glass or glass tedlar or standard) : Glass – glass
PV module manufacturer : ISSOL
PV module color : Grey Zinc

Source:

https://www.issol.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Project_Datasheets.pdfhttps://www.archdaily.com/887388/new-ministry-of-defense-in-paris-anma/5a61dd7cf197cc686c0000e8-new-ministry-of-defense-in-paris-anma-photo?next_project=no


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