Star 8 Solar Green
Certificate of Membership
Star 8 is an innovative Solar company, specialising in the
implementation of solar and renewable energy products in
Australia and New Zealand. Star 8 operates in both Residential
and Commercial sectors and is active in upcoming Solar Farm
projects in Australia. We are Melbourne based, with additional
offices in Brisbane and New Zealand and have strategic coopera-
tion agreements with leading solar companies in Melbourne,
Gold Coast, Canberra, Tasmania and Southern Australia.
Star 8 hold the innovation patents for “Solar Glass Windows”
in Australia and New Zealand and has new patents pending for
other BIPV and solar products and solutions.
Our cornerstone products is the solar glass window, which
integrate into traditional building materials. A simple solar
solution which does not require special modifications and is
supplied at similar price to double glazing but also increases
the buildings energy production. All Star 8 innovative solar
products hold the necessary international and local stand-
ards and certificats. Star 8 is a member of the Clean Energy
Council and The World Glazing Association.
Transforming Sunlight into a Green Future
Innovative See-Through Solar Glass
o High efliciency and stable power output
o Prominent performance at high temperature and weak sunlight
o Cost eftective and low energy payback time
o Quick, easyand llexibleoptions toinstall
o Fewer shading losses than crystalline modules
o High transmittance. perfect performance for BIPV
- including red, blue, yellow and
Patented wood frame installation
- Perfect Residential Solar Solution
- 10% 20% and 30%
BIPV (Building-integrated photovoltaics) are photovoltaic
materials used to replace conventional building materials in
parts of the building envelope. BIPV is increasingly being
incorporated into the construction of new buildings as a
principal of ancillary source of electrical power – although
existing buildings may be retrofitted with BIPV modules as
well. The advantage of integrated photovoltaics over more
commonly non-integrated system is that the initial cost
can be offset, by reducing the amount spent on building
materials and labor that the BIPV modules replace. Com-
pared to traditional PV, which is less attractive and stands
out – BIPV is integrated into the structure and aligns itself
with the projects initial design. These advantages make
BIPV one of the fastest growing segments of the renewable
Solar Glass windows are an ideal integrated solution for all residential and
commercial buildings including high rises, warehousing, hotels and more.
The Solar Glass window can be installed in place of the regular glazed window
or in the building’s façade – or as curtain wall. Solar glass windows are double
glazed, high strength, durable and transparent. They are available in dozens
of colors and styles and have the same properties as traditional double glazed
Light Trabsform Efficiency: 5% - 6% Power: 65Wp - 80 Wp
Size: 1100mm * 1300mm Colour: Natural (cold tone & warm tone)
Transparent Rate: 20% & 30 %
Solar carports take advantage of large, previously unutilized land areas that
will now generate energy, provide shading and protection while still allowing
some light to penetrate. The carport designs are very elegant and add value to
the parking spaces.
As the agriculture industry becomes more high tech, the energy
consumption increases dramatically, therefore being able to have
the greenhouse cover its own energy costs while still offering the
same growth conditions is becoming essential. Star 8 can ensure
that agriculture is truly sustainable as we move into the future.
Balustrades are the forgotten area of solar. With such a large amount of
them in existence we can now turn them into an attractive source of energy
using solar glass.
With solar glass not replying on a sun facing angle to have a decent
output – balustrades can take advantage of this and become a productive
part of any building.
Skylights have always been an integral part of the feel of many buildings,
but have been restricted in their use as a result of poor insulation qualities.
Our solar glass changes this paradigm as a result of its excellent thermal
properties in both winter and summer. This allows for larger designs, which
let more light into a building and turn some of that light into electricity on
the way through.
Our solar glass comes in many levels of transparencies from 5%
(more commonly used in curtain walls) right through to 30%
transparent (used in regular window applications, skylights etc).
The wiring runs inside the hollow portion of the frame, keeping it out of sight. The
framing solutions used are supplied and installed by local providers – which comply
with all relevant Australian building, glazing and electrical standards.
Overall, the installation process for solar glass win-
dows is similar to traditional glazing methods with
a few small adjustments.
When it comes to solar farms, we think outside the box and
have many products that can be applied, depending on terrain
and conditions for your site. Like most things – solar farms
come down to return on investment first and foremost. Star
8 ‘s resources ensure not only excellent value, but well drilled
execution when it comes to the installation and electronic
Project ReferencesProject References
Case StudiesCase Studies
The largest north facing BIPV facade in Australia
• Lydiard St South, Ballarat VIC
• 200 meter square
• 8.4 kWp system capacity
• Double glazed
• 2007 BCSE Award winning project
University of Ballarat
BIPV in Australia
BIPV in Australia
Melbourne Grammar School
• 67 Balaclava Rd, Caufield VIC
• 3.0 kWp
• ASI THRU-L
• 3925kWh expected annual output
• The system installed on library
atrium roof replacing conventional
• System installed flat on 4 degree
pitched north facing roof.
• The system is integrated with
weather monitoring system and
displayed on internet.
BIPV - ShangHai CHINA
10 kWp system capacity
Innsbruck BIPV Project - Austria
2.28 kWp system capacity
BIPV - Studio Lamela - Spain
Monash University - Malaysia
7.36kWp system capacity
BIPV - JiLin CHINA
15.2 kWp system capacity
BMW Welt - Bayern
824 kWp system capacity
Skylight BIPV San Anton Market
• Energy generated: 7,448 kWh/year
• Avoided CO2 emissions: 5 tn.PER YEAR
Bejar Market - Spain
• Energy generated: 8,763 kWh/year
• Avoided CO2 emissions: 2.95 tn
Coloured PV Glass
Level 2, 204A Turner Street
Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Tel +61 (0)3 9646 3340
Fax +61 (0)3 9646 3385
Star 8 Solar Green Commercial
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