United Solar, a global manufacturer of building-integrated and rooftop photovoltaics under its UNI-SOLAR brand and a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, has supplied its building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) product for a recently completed PV project at Junior Achievement of South Florida's JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College in Coconut Creek, Fla.
UNI-SOLAR partner Advanced Green Technologies (AGT), in coordination with local installer Advanced Roofing, donated the UNI-SOLAR thin-film photovoltaic system to power JA World. The installation totals 175 kW.
‘These laminates adhere directly to the roof without penetration, are flexible and lightweight, and generate electricity at low light levels, thus producing more electricity per watt than other systems,’ notes Michael Kornahrens of AGT. ‘Additionally important in South Florida is that UNI-SOLAR laminates are hurricane-resistant per Miami Dade Building Code.’
SOURCE: Energy Conversion Devices Inc.