ProLogis, a global provider of distribution facilities, has completed a rooftop photovoltaic test site in Denver.
The site totals 11 kW DC of power generation capacity from 99 modules and the following eight module manufacturers: Ascent Solar, First Solar, GS-Solar, MiaSole, Solyndra, Suniva, United Solar Ovonic and Xunlight. The initial configuration provides side-by-side comparisons of several module technologies, including monocrystalline, glass-on-glass thin-film and membrane-applied thin-film modules. In addition, the installation contains 16 individually monitored strings, each designed to test a certain system parameter.
In addition, as a part of the test site and in partnership with HatiCon Solar, ProLogis has designed a new racking system for utility-scale rooftop solar installations.