After graduating as a Building Engineer from the Technical University of Madrid, Alvaro Valverde started his career working on site and gaining a deep understanding of the construction process.
He then started exploring other areas of the field and developing interest in the search of materials to exploit the building’s full potential. In doing so, he saw solar architecture as the way to combine design, functionality and sustainability. Ever since, he’s been working towards the integration of photovoltaic systems in all types of buildings.
Nowadays he is Business Developer for Onyx Solar. He specializes in the European market, but also some countries in Asia, where he’s currently managing a wide portfolio of projects that incorporate photovoltaic glass.
Onyx Solar is the global leader in the design and manufacture of solar PV glass for buildings. This game-changer material not only generates electricity from the sun, but also provides thermal and acoustic insulation, natural lighting, and UV/IR filters in innovative, state-of-the-art designs. It has been awarded as the Most Innovative Glass Product and Greatest Technology of the World, and it is the only building material that is paid for itself with the energy generated. In fact, building owners can recover several times their investment.
Among the solar solutions that Onyx Solar offers, the most popular include photovoltaic skylights, curtain walls, floors and other façade systems. With over 150 projects in the 5 continents and over 50 international awards, it has been recognized as the Global Leader Manufacturer of Photovoltaic Glass for Buildings.
Several of its clients are well-known corporations who have led the adoption of photovoltaic glass within their industries. They are Apple Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Heineken, Pfizer, HB Reavis, and many more. Also, we provide regular design assistance to prominent architectural firms such as Foster+Partners, Gensler, Perkins+Will, S.O.M., A.S.+G.G., among others; and they have also partnered together with general contractors such as Turner, Skanska, Jacobs, KPRS, ACS and Ferrovial, to deliver their photovoltaic glass all around the world.