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Onyx Solar

Onyx Solar is a European company that has developed its own proprietary production technology and knowhow, in order to manufacture building materials capable of generating free and clean electricity from the sun.

Among these photovoltaic building materials, the transparent glass for curtain walls, skylights, and the building envelope in general, is the most renowned one. Besides providing buildings with electricity generation, this photovoltaic glass maximizes the building energy performance by filtering out 99% of harmful UV, 95% of IR radiation, insulating the building both thermally and acoustically, and thus minimizing the energy demand of any property, while increasing its value.

From inception in 2009 to today, Onyx Solar has focused primarily on identifying market needs, developing products by a team composed by professionals of glass, architecture and energy sectors as well as evolving its business model till optimizing its value proposition. This period has been helpful to test the technology under the most stringent standards and desires of the leading players in the industry such as “STarchitects” Foster+Partners and Rafael Viñoly; and clients such as Apple Inc., Samsung, Novartis, Pfizer, ING Bank, Yahoo, the US Navy, Turner Construction, Skanska, Miami Heat, Acciona and Coca-Cola, who have all installed Onyx Solar´s Photovoltaic Glass.

Despite the youngness of the company and the consequent early development of its global marketing plan, the interest demonstrated by the market for Onyx Solar solutions is so high that the company counts already on a pipeline with nearly 1,500 open projects in 50 countries, with a value of €300M, easing the path to a bright future.

In fact, just during its development stage, Onyx Solar has already become the main global reference in building integrated photovoltaics with more than 150 projects completed in over 20 countries.

Onyx Solar´s products have been awarded by more than 20 prestigious entities worldwide, including:

  • Most Innovative Glass Product of 2015 granted by the National Glass Association of the USA and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance.

  • Best outdoor product of 2015 granted by the Architect´s Newspaper which defined Onyx Solar as a “Game Changer”.

  • Best of what’s new of 2015 granted by the Magazine Popular Science.

  • Best Turnkey Project Award of 2015 granted by the Solar International Association for its “innovative manufacturing and product approach that have the potential to change the way we live”

  • 1 in the Top 10 Gensler´s Products List (the largest architectural firm in the world by revenue).

Our proven experience in Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) enables us to be the more reliable partner in all the stages of the project: Design, custom glass manufacturing, mechanical and electrical engineering, performance monitoring and management. As BiPV experts Onyx Solar have completed BIPV projects all around the world including the largest integrated photovoltaic skylight in the World. 

Our Building Integrated Photovoltaic - BiPV - systems can turn the roof, the windows or the curtain wall of a building into a complete, multifunctional, high-performing, solar-energy power plant. Onyx Solar counts on the most extensive and innovative approach to design and implement BiPV applications.


Why use us

Our Glass Produces Energy......Now, Does Your Building Glass Do That?

The solutions replace conventional materials such as glass or ceramics for a constructive material with photovoltaic properties in ventilated façades and roofs, curtain walls, skylights, non slip PV floor, etc.

The idea is to incorporate photovoltaic properties to building envelopes to allow to them to produce clean and free energy from the sun from an aesthetical and feasible point of view.
Multi-functional Building Integrated Photovoltaic Solutions Allow The Following:

entry of natural light
provide both thermal and sound insulation
they filter out harmful radiation (absorbing ultraviolet and infrared radiation)
produce clean, free energy thanks to solar power
avoid CO2 emmisions 
feature an innovative, customised design which can be integrated perfectly into any type of building


The World Leader in BiPV

​Advantages of using Onyx Solar Glass 

Electricity production
Energy saving due to insulation properties (up to 30-40%)
Greater insulation performance
Elimination of thermal bridges
Thermal inner comfort
Reduction of acoustic pollution
Wall and roof protection
Greater energy yield under low irradiation conditions
Greater energy yield under high temperature conditions
Attractive and innovative design

The World Leader in BiPV


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