AGC's photovoltaic glass adopted by Singapore Institute of Technology
The Singapore Institute of Technology has adopted AGC’s new photovoltaic glass for the Punggol campus, scheduled to open in 2024.
The new Punggol campus of the Singapore Institute of Technology is scheduled to be the first in Southeast Asia to install an urban multi-energy microgrid that will decentralise energy sources and enable the effective use of local renewable energy, with the aim of obtaining Super Low Energy certification established by the country's Building and Construction Authority.
AGC’s photovoltaic glass, to be installed in the skylight of the food court on the campus, will be used as one of the energy sources, contributing to the reduction of the campus' reliance on electricity while providing natural light to create a bright and inviting interior space.
AGC’s photovoltaic glass is a type of BIPV (building-integrated photovoltaic) module, made from laminated glass, which can generate power while letting in sunlight.
By encapsulating photovoltaic cells between two sheets of glass, energy can be created in canopies, skylights, and facade glass.
It creates a sense of openness and offers solar control performance by taking advantage of the features of glass and allows for a high degree of design flexibility as the cells can be arranged freely.
In addition to the photovoltaic glass, AGC Asia Pacific, the contact point for this project, was highly evaluated for its one-stop service from basic design to material supply and construction, which led to the selection of AGC’s photovoltaic glass.
Image: AGC’s SunEwat Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV)