Orangeburg, N.Y.-based Nice-Pak Products Inc. is installing an 855 kW photovoltaic array on the roof of its headquarters. Lighthouse Solar, based in New Paltz, N.Y., is building the array. Installation began in late August and should be finished in early October.
The ballasted roof-mounted system is expected to generate approximately 1 GWh of electricity per year and supply 15% of the building's total electricity load. The project is supported through various grants, including one from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority under The NY-Sun Competitive PV program.