Daikin America, a provider of fluoropolymers used in the manufacture of PV topsheets and backsheets, as well as other materials, has installed a 200 kW PV project at its facility in Decatur, Ala. According to the company, this is the largest commercial PV installation in the state.
The project, which provides electricity directly to the Tennessee Valley Authority power grid, was installed as part of an upgrade to the Decatur facility. The modules installed in the array featured Daikin's ZEFFLE fluorocoatings.
Financing was provided through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Section 1603 program and the Tennessee Valley Authority's Generation Partner program.