As one of the largest rooftop solar installations in the United States, the 2.6 MW project is expected to offset both a significant percentage of the building usage and 3,660 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Solar, the
a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD)
(Nasdaq:ENER) announced today that Baker Renewable Energy has completed the
installation of a 2.6 megawatt (MW) system containing its photovoltaic
laminates on the roof of Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner jet assembly plant
located in North Charleston, South Carolina.
"We are very pleased with the results of the project. The design,
installation and commissioning of the system went as planned. We are very
proud of the team effort put in by SCANA and Baker Renewable Energy to
execute this for Boeing," said Jason Epstein, Executive Vice President of
Baker Renewable Energy.
As one of the largest rooftop solar installations in the United States, the
2.6 MW project is expected to offset both a significant percentage of the
building usage and 3,660 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.
In addition, the energy generation is projected to be over 3,950 MWh per
year and is enough to supply power to nearly 870 homes. The assembly plant
was operational this past July and the first 787 Dreamliner to be built
there will take flight in mid 2012.
"United Solar is proud to have been selected by Baker Renewable Energy for
this 2.6 MW rooftop installation, highlighting Boeing's commitment to clean,
renewable solar energy," said Julian Hawkins, President and Chief Executive
Officer of ECD, parent company of United Solar.
"UNI-SOLAR PV laminates are engineered to be building-integrated,
ultra-lightweight and non-reflective making them ideally suited for large
buildings around airports where low profile, lightweight, and low glare
solar solutions are needed. The Baker Renewable Energy team has done a world
class job bonding our laminates to Boeing's membrane roof and executing on
View a short video courtesy of South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) and
Baker Renewable Energy at http://bit.ly/UNI-SOLAR_Boeing_Installation.
United Solar has more than 25 years experience in the solar industry, is the
largest manufacturer of lightweight flexible solar panels in the world and
has been awarded nearly 70 United States patents for various technological
About United Solar/UNI-SOLAR(R)
United Solar has been a global leader in building-integrated and rooftop
photovoltaics for over 25 years. The company manufactures, sells and
installs thin-film solar laminates that convert sunlight into clean,
renewable energy using proprietary technology for which the company has been
awarded over 70 U.S. patents. UNI-SOLAR(R) brand products are unique because
of their flexibility, light weight, ease of installation, durability, and
real-world energy production. The company also designs, manufactures and
installs rooftop photovoltaic systems, which enable customers to transform
unused rooftop space into a value-generating asset. With the Open Solar(TM)
initiative the company is seeking to build a community of solar innovators
who will commercialize new products using the underlying, patented UNI-SOLAR
technology. For more information on United Solar visit uni-solar.com or
follow UNI-SOLAR on Facebook.com/unisolar and Twitter.com/uni_solar.
About Baker Renewable Energy
Baker Renewable Energy is a premier provider of renewable energy and green
building strategies in the southeast. We offer a full line of residential,
commercial, and governmental solutions, built on the foundation of 97 years
of quality service and installations in the construction industry as a
Division of Baker Roofing Company.