Onyx Solar is the world’s leading manufacturer of transparent photovoltaic (PV) glass for buildings. Onyx Solar uses PV Glass as a material for building purposes as well as an electricity-generating material, with the aim of capturing the sunlight and turn it into electricity. The panes are made of layers of heat-treated safety glass which can provide the same thermal and sound insulation as conventional architectural glass, not to mention the fact that they also let natural light go through in the same way as conventional glass.Thus the PV glass panes could be installed replacing conventional glass on building facades, curtain walls, atriums, canopies and terrace floors, among other architectural applications.These glass panes could additionally be installed on a wide variety of existing buildings and facilities, therefore contributing to their enhacement both from an aesthetic and energetic point of view.
By providing the same thermal insulation as conventional glass, along with the capacity to generate free clean electricity from the sun, it enables buildings to drastically improve their energy efficiency, decrease operation and maintenance costs, and reduce their carbon footprint. Onyx Solar is offering tailored solutions on existing buildings by installing linings of PV glass panes which cover fully or partially their rooftops and facades.
We are also developers of the first photovoltaic pavement in the world made with PV glass which is being placed on terrace floors, sidewalks and other outdoor surfaces.
The company, which has offices in Spain, United States and China, was founded in 2009 and has completed more than 350 projects in 50 countries since then. The current yearly production capacity at our factory is at 2 million sqft.
We are proving to meet all international standards in terms of quality and safety. Onyx Solar production process and materials have been successfully verified by independent certifying associations. For more detailed information on certifications, go to section Certifications in the website.
THE MOST INNOVATIVE GLASS IN THE WORLD
PV glass features the same mechanical properties as conventional architectural glass placed in buildings.
This material can produce free and clean electricity thanks to the sun, turning buildings into vertical power generators. We can easily adapt our PV glass panes to the needs of our customers making it possible to choose their shape, color, size, thickness and grade of transparency of the glass, therefore facilitating its integration in a wide range of projects and designs.
Due to the thermal insulation properties of PV glass, the buildings´ energy needs can be drastically reduced, hence, leading to substantial savings on electricity bills and HVAC equipment.
A GLOBAL COMPANY
Our photovoltaic glass has already been installed in a wide variety of buildings in more than 350 projects across the planet, ranging from government buildings to railway stations and bus stops.
World´s leading companies and institutions such as Apple Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Heineken, Pfizer, G.W University to name a few, have led the adoption of photovoltaic glass within their industries.
We have provided design assistance to prominent architectural firms such as Foster + Partners, Gensler, Perkins + Will, S.O.M, A.S + G.G among others. Onyx Solar has also participated in joint ventures with general contractors such as Turner, Skanska, Jacobs, KPRS, ACS and Ferrovial.
Safety and quality always come first. Onyx Solar is committed to delivering high quality products only, which meet international standards, codes, and safety guidelines. Its production process and materials have been successfully verified by independent certifying associations.
The company has developed an Integrated Management System which has led the company to obtain the corresponding ISO Certifications. Onyx has proved to comply with two ISO standards: ISO 9001:2005 (Quality Management) and the ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management). Read more