AUBURN HILLS, USA: United Solar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD) and leading manufacturer of UNI-SOLAR light-weight, flexible thin-film solar modules, announced that its UNI-SOLAR brand photovoltaics have been used for one of the largest known residential solar installations in the world.
The solar installation is located in Chatsworth, California at the residence of Carl Harberger, an esteemed Sustainable Building Designer. United Solar provided 259 UNI-SOLAR brand flexible, lightweight photovoltaic modules for the 24 kilowatt (kW) solar installation. California-based solar installation company, ADR Solar Solutions Inc., completed the project in July 2011. The solar panels will power the majority of Harberger's home systems that are typically powered by natural gas, including lighting, electronics and heating and air conditioning systems.
"ADR Solar Solutions, Inc. have designed and installed commercial and residential solar systems for the last 17 years. We are thrilled to have added to our achievements the UNI-SOLAR installation in Chatsworth, Ca, making it one of the world's largest residential installations," said Ms. Nancy Palmer, ADR's manager of Sales and Marketing. "UNI-SOLAR was the only application considered for this installation and is not only working as anticipated, but is a beautiful addition to the design of this state of the art home. ADR Solar Solutions Inc. will use UNI-SOLAR on many upcoming projects with confidence and look forward to a rock solid relationship."
Harberger chose UNI-SOLAR panels because of the many unique features of the product. UNI-SOLAR's flexible and non-penetrating solar panels provided a perfect fit on the curved rooftop surface. Harberger took advantage of the rebates offered by the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power as well as US federal tax credits.
"United Solar is proud to be chosen for this opportunity, providing enough solar energy to power Mr. Harberger's nearly 6,000 square foot home. This is a perfect example of how UNI-SOLAR lightweight solar laminates can be integrated directly into a residence for a cost-saving and renewable energy solution," said Steve Szamocki, senior VP of Sales-Americas of United Solar.
United Solar has more than 25 years experience in the industry of solar power generation, and is the largest manufacturer of lightweight, flexible solar panels in the world.