TORONTO, ON, Sept 2022 – Silentium Group, Inc. is an industry-leading, turnkey noise barrier & retaining wall solutions provider responsible for bringing innovative, sustainable, eco-friendly products and expertise to the civil construction marketplace.
From project conception to completion, Silentium Group manages all facets of noise barrier and retaining wall projects including engineering & design, material supply and installation
Through collaboration with Mitrex, a photovoltaic noise barrier (PVNB) is in development for the North American market, offering a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of 0.7 through ASTM C423 testing, solar power production, and enhanced aesthetics for use on roads and highways.
The solar power produced by these new, innovative noise barriers can be directly supplied and used by nearby infrastructure. With a capacity of up to 22 W/SF, the solar power produced by these new, innovative noise barriers will transform our roadways into energy generators while maintaining the structure’s functionality. On average, each kilometer will be equal to a 1.2 MW power plant. The PVNBs can even be offered in virtually any design, including opaque and transparent options.
The truly revolutionary aspect of the PVNB panel technology is their noise absorptive characteristics. With performance comparable to existing absorptive noise barriers, the ability of these PVNBs to reduce unwanted traffic noise while also producing energy is the first type of noise barrier wall system of its kind.
Together, Silentium Group and Mitrex have already begun working with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) to assist in establishing product approval guidelines for this new technology by integrating Mitrex absorptive PVNB panels into existing MTO-approved noise wall system designs.
As these new guidelines are being established, Silentium Group has selected some of their existing noise barrier wall systems throughout North America to begin retrofitting with PVNB panels. These pilot projects with government entities are aimed to capture data and analyze the performance of PVNB absorptive panels for use in future projects.
“The North American transportation sector is a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in our economy. The effects of climate change are already impacting how we travel and damaging our infrastructure. This means the transportation infrastructure market must be one of the biggest parts of the solution” says Travis Welch, President at Silentium Group, Inc. “The demand for sustainable transportation infrastructure technology such as PVNB’s is a step in the right direction to help fight the climate crisis we are in.”
Solar noise barrier key features:
- Sound absorptive noise barriers for any roadway
- Integrated solar technology made in Canada
- Production capacity of up to 22W/SF of energy
- Aesthetic options including opaque, semi-opaque, and transparent
- Low embodied carbon coupled with clean energy generation; a negative carbon embodiment of over -1000 kg of CO2 per SM.
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Silentium Group, Inc.