Lightweight Photovoltaic Technology Enables Seamless Integration of Solar Energy
PORTLAND, OR – April 26, 2016 – SoloPower Systems (“SoloPower”), the photovoltaic technology company specializing in the design, manufacture and deployment of CIGS flexible thin-film solar modules, announced today that it has partnered with Davis Hill Development LLC (“Davis Hill”), a leading renewable energy developer. SoloPower will work with Davis Hill to deliver its innovative lightweight solar photovoltaic (PV) technology for a key Building Integrated PV (“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.
About SoloPower Systems:
SoloPower Systems is a photovoltaic technology company specializing in the design, manufacture and deployment of CIGS flexible thin-film solar technology. Further information about the company can be found at www.SoloPower.com.
About Davis Hill:
Davis Hill Development was founded in 2011 to develop renewable energy projects. Davis Hill has developed and built more than thirty projects in the United States and the Caribbean . Further information about Davis Hill can be found at www.DavisHillDevelopment.com
The U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC), headquartered in New York State, is an industry-led consortium for cooperative R&D among industry, university, and government partners to accelerate the development, commercialization, manufacturing, field testing, and deployment of next-generation solar photovoltaic (PV) and building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) systems. Through our technology programs, advanced manufacturing development facilities, system demonstration, and reliability and testing capabilities, PVMC is a proving ground for innovative solar technologies and manufacturing processes, as well as PV product development and deployment. Further information about PVMC can be found at http://www.uspvmc.org.
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