Solar Integratedís BIPV roofing products in use
Solar Integrated Technologies, Inc. announced that it completed 39 industrial solar roofing projects in 2005. These projects, installed in Arizona, California, Nevada, New York, Texas, Germany and Spain, represent a range of industries and customers, including Coca-Cola, Frito-Lay, Honeywell, ProLogis, San Diego City Schools and Wal-Mart. Until the introduction of Solar Integratedís commercial Building Integrated Photovoltaic, BIPV, roofing products, the application of solar panels for large area low-slope roofs was limited due to the weight of traditional rigid crystalline solar panels and the roof penetrations required to secure these heavy panels.
Solar Integrated developed an innovative BIPV roofing product that combines lightweight roofing material with flexible solar panels. Solar Integratedís unique solar roof panel weighs only 12 oz per square foot and lies flat on existing roof top facilities without exceeding roof loading limitations.
By comparison, traditional crystalline solar panels weigh 8 lbs per square foot and often require roof modifications before installation. Solar Integrated amorphous BIPV product does not use purified silicon as a raw ingredient, but rather uses silane gas, which requires only trace amounts of silicon.
Therefore, Solar Integratedís amorphous BIPV products are not constrained by global silicon supply and pricing. These key product characteristics are enabling the Company to unlock the potential of industrial roofing as a nascent market for on-site solar power generation.
Solar Integrated Technologies, Inc. is a provider of commercial Building Integrated Photovoltaic roofs.
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