SoloPower Systems has partnered with Davis Hill Development LLC, a renewable energy developer, to deliver its innovative lightweight solar photovoltaic technology for a key BIPV installation on the roof of a fire station in Fairfield, Connecticut.
“We are very pleased to have such tremendous support for profiling our technology, as this project will showcase the latest integration concepts for a truly simple and cost-effective PV solution,” said Rob Campbell, CEO of SoloPower. “We are increasingly seeing a huge need for roof-friendly and lightweight PV solutions for buildings.”
The project will profile pre-assembly and integration of SoloPower PV modules with the Carlisle SynTec roofing membrane for subsequent BIPV deployment on the fire station rooftop. The stakeholders involved include the Town of Fairfield, Davis Hill Development LLC, Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC), Carlisle SynTec Systems, United Solar Associates and Edgar Roofing.
“SoloPower’s lightweight properties integrate seamlessly with the fire station’s existing roof,” said Mr. Spencer Monson of Davis Hill. “This technology provides a solution for many existing rooftop structures that cannot handle the weight of traditional solar panels. Through this partnership, we hope to demonstrate the value of this technology for future projects.”
SoloPower’s modules are up to 85 percent lighter than traditional PV panels, allowing for a seamless integration with BIPV.
“In concert with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s game-changing clean energy initiatives that are having an impact well beyond New York, the U.S. PVMC is thrilled to provide technical support on this project as well as a detailed project case study as part of our roadmap program to deliver world-class, cost-effective new technology solutions to the burgeoning PV market,” said Mr. David Metacarpa, director of technology development for PVMC, an industry-led consortium spearheaded by SUNY Polytechnic Institute, which is accelerating the development and deployment of next-generation solar PV and BIPV systems.
The project is scheduled to go live on June 15, 2016.
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