RESEARCH PROJECTS

 



At Onyx Solar, we consider the investment in R&D&i as one of the key factors to enable a more sustainable and competitive building model with a high aesthetic value, in such way that those factors are perfectly correlated with the main national and international energy policies, banking on the inclusion of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the building sector.

Onyx Solar, as a technology based company, is actively involved in many R&D&i projects dealing with universities, research centers, technology centers and international renowned companies clearly focused on innovation, that enable our company, to be considered, despite its short history, as a reference in Photovoltaic Building Integration (BIPV) and bioclimatic architecture fields.

 

1. ADVANCED BIPV (New Generation of BIPV glass with advanced integration properties)

Programme: HORIZON 2020 - SME Instrument Phase 2. European Commission.

Abstract: The main objective of this project is to increase the competitiveness of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) technology by means of developing new generation of PV glazing satisfying the well-defined market demanded architectural trends. Onyx Solar will face this main goal by developing a new family of products referred as (a) Novel XL-BIPV Glazing Units, (b) High- Mechanical Resistance PV units and (c) High Performing Vision Glazing. Onyx Solar is executing this project in the role of Coordinator as a single partner.

State: Project Running.

Project web:
https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/sme-instrument.

 

2. HERB (Holistic Energy-Efficient Retrofitting of Residential Buidlings)


Programme: 7 Framework Programme. European Commission.

Abstract: The HERB Project goal is to implement active and passive energy efficient properties in residential buildings already existing and located in several countries around Europe. Onyx Solar will participate as a partner in a consortium managed by University of Nottingham developing BIPV solar solutions focused on retrofitting buildings.

State: Project Running.

Project web: http://www.euroretrofit.com.

 

3. R2CITIES (Renovation of residential urban spaces: towards nearly zero energy cities)

Programme: 7 Framework Programme. European Commission.

Abstract: The European Project R2CITIES aims to develop and demonstrate an open and easily replicable strategy for designing, constructing, and managing large scale district renovation projects for achieving nearly zero energy cities.

The initiative is supported by a total of fifteen European partners distributed by Spain, Italy, Turkey, United Kingdom, Germany and Belgium. The three residential districts in which the developed technologies will be shown are located in Spain (Valladolid), Italy (Genoa) and Turkey (Kartal-Istambul).

State: Project Running.

Project webhttp://r2.imginternet.it/

 

4. REELCOOP (Research Cooperation in Renewable Energy Technologies for Electricity Generation)

Programme: 7 Framework Programme. European Commission.

Abstract: REELCOOP project stands for REnewable ELectricity COOPeration, and will address 5 areas: photovoltaics (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), solar thermal (ST), bioenergy and grid integration with the aim to demonstrate three innovative prototypes based on the aforementioned technologies in countries of the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa).

The consortium, which is made up of 15 partners from different countries, is led by the University of Porto.

State: Project Running.

Project web: http://www.reelcoop.com


5. ARTESUN (Efficient, large-area arbitrary shape solar energy)

Programme: 7 Framework Programme. European Commission.

Abstract: The ArtESun project combines the multidisciplinary and complementary competences of top-level European research groups and industries in order to make significant steps towards high-efficiency (>15%), stable and cost efficient Organic Photovoltaic Technology (OPV) to its expected future applications in Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Antenna.

State: Project Running.

Project web: http://projects.imec.be/artesun/


6. Model for a Green Energy Autonomous Office Building


 

Programme: LIFE 2011. European Commission. Environment.

Abstract: The main objective of the project is to develop a new hybrid solution with highly energy-efficiency properties for integration into sustainable buildings. This constructive solution will have active, passive and reactive properties used as glazing that simultaneously generates photovoltaic electricity, thermal energy and at the same time filtering harmful sun radiation while allowing the passage of natural light.

State: Project Running.

Project web: http://www.theautonomousoffice.com

 

7. EUROPHIT (Improving the energy performance of step-by-step refurbishment and integration of renewable energies)


 

Programme: CIP Programme. Intelligent Energy Europe.

Abstract: The aim of the EuroPHit project is to significantly increase the quality and energy efficiency of step-by-step refurbishment of buildings throughout the EU by developing comprehensive and integrated methodology and implementing uniform quality assurance from the design to the construction phase. In this respect, the EnerPhit standard will be generated through the Passive House Institute, facilitating the integration of BIPV technology in potential Passive House projects.

State: Project Running.

Project web: http://europhit.eu/

19th International Passive House Conference 2015: http://www.passivhaustagung.de/

 

8. SOHIRE (Hybrid and Reactive Solution for Integration into Sustainable Building Envelopes)


Programme: Research and Development Cooperation Projects. CDTI - Centre for Industrial and Technological Development

Abstract: The main objective of the project is to develop a new hybrid solution with highly energy-efficiency properties for integration into sustainable buildings. This constructive solution will have active, passive and reactive properties used as glazing that simultaneously generates photovoltaic electricity, thermal energy and at the same time filtering harmful sun radiation while allowing the passage of natural light.

State: Project Running.


9. Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells in solid State: nanostructured layers forerunners of photovoltaic paint for sustainable building


Programme: R&D Projects. “Agencia de Innovación, Financiación e Internacionalización empresarial”, Junta de Castilla y León.

Abstract: The research on new materials and techniques into a nanometric scale, has led to the development of third-generation PV technologies whose properties are especially interesting in the market BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaics). Among these, particularly noticeable is the technology of the Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Solid State.

R&D Department at ONYX SOLAR and Department of Condensed Matter Physics at University of Valladolid are collaborating with the main aim of develop a photovoltaic paint focused on building application.

State: Finished project.


10. INNDISOL (Innovation in architectural solar integration and photovoltaic devices)


Programme: INNPACTO 2010. Spanish Ministry of Economy & Competitiveness.

Abstract: The project objective is to improve the competitiveness of the Spanish photovoltaic industry in manufacturing value-added products such as more efficient photovoltaic modules with special features for architectural integration.

The consortium is composed by two companies (Onyx Solar and Mondragon Assembly), three universities (University of Cataluña, University of Barcelona and Laser Center of the Polytechnic University of Madrid) and a technology center internationally renowned (CIEMAT).

State: Finished project.

 

 

 


          
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