Onyx Solar Installs 27,500-square-foot PV Skylight

Glass Magazine
September 23, 2013
COMMERCIAL, FABRICATION : PROJECTS

Onxy Solar’s U.S. subsidiary completed installation of a 27,500-square-foot double photovoltaic skylight at the Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. headquarters in New Jersey, according to a Sept. 18 company release. According to Onyx Solar, the PV skylight is the largest of its kind, and will generate enough electricity to light more than 600 houses.

The PV skylight is comprised of 820 units of PV glass modules in large format. The modules incorporate photovoltaic crystalline perforated solar cells, which made the manufacturing process more complex due to the higher fragility of the cells. This type of solar cell allows a more homogeneous natural light transmission through the building, enhancing its interior lighting which is key for any office space, according to the release.

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