United Solar to supply 870KW BIPV system for New Jersey warehouse

Uni-Solar thin-film laminates
Uni-Solar thin-film laminates

On September 30th, 2010, United Solar Ovonics, LLC (Auburn Hills, Michigan, US) announced that it has signed an agreement to supply New Jersey Resources Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV) with a 870KW building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) system. The USD$5 million project will involve the construction of a new roof on over 27,900 square meters of warehouse space leased by NJRCEV, with United Solar thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) laminates integrated into the new roof system. United Solar states that it expects the project to be operational by January 2011. "This project with New Jersey Resources Clean Energy Ventures is an excellent example of like-minded companies working together to provide clean, renewable energy that is not only cost-effective, but also shows good stewardship of resources in the communities where they do business", said Mark Morelli, president and CEO of United Solar parent company Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (Rochester Hills, Michigan, US).


BIPV system to cover 90% of electricity needs

NJRCEV will lease the warehouse space for a period of 20 years, and has also entered into a power purchase agreement with the warehouse owner for the same period of time. The electricity generated from the PV system will provide an estimated 90% of the needs of the warehouse.

New Jersey Resources Clean Energy Ventures is a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources Corporation (Wall, New Jersey, U.S.).



2010-10-04| Courtesy: Energy Conversion Devices | © Heindl Server GmbH

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