“We are pleased to be working with the Enerqos Group to implement our unique solar technology on what will ultimately be more than 15 Nova Coop distribution centers in Italy.”
“Nova Coop is showing strong leadership and demonstrating their commitment to the environment by utilizing unused roof-top space to generate solar energy,” said Clemens Jargon, Solyndra’s Managing Director for Europe. “We are pleased to be working with the Enerqos Group to implement our unique solar technology on what will ultimately be more than 15 Nova Coop distribution centers in Italy.”
Enerqos has implemented the Solyndra system through its Industrial Roof Business Unit and with the help of local partner, PhotoVoltaic Systems.
"Solyndra offers many benefits for our customers including superior wind performance, light weight and fast installation,” commented Giovanni Landi, head of Enerqos’ Industrial Roofs Business Unit of Enerqos. "Working closely with Solyndra we are able to deliver the lowest balance of system costs and best return on investment for our customer, Nova Coop."
The Solyndra panels use thin-film technology and cylindrical modules which capture sunlight across a 360-degree photovoltaic surface capable of directly converting, diffusing and reflecting sunlight into electricity. Using these panels in an industrial rooftop photovoltaic installation allows more energy to be generated and significantly reduces installation costs.
Solyndra is exhibiting at SolarExpo 2010 in Verona Italy, May 5-7, in Hall 5, Stand B5.1.
Photovoltaic Systems for Commercial Rooftops
There are approximately 11 billion square meters of commercial rooftop area worldwide. Tapping even a small fraction of this potential would make a significant impact on the world’s energy needs.
Solyndra designs, manufactures and sells solar photovoltaic (PV) systems comprised of panels and mounting hardware for low-slope commercial rooftops. The Solyndra system is designed to enhance PV performance on commercial rooftops by converting more of the sunlight that strikes the total rooftop area into electricity.
Solyndra’s panels employ cylindrical modules which capture sunlight across a 360-degree photovoltaic surface capable of converting direct, diffuse and reflected sunlight into electricity. Solyndra’s panels achieve effective energy generation when mounted horizontally and spaced significantly closer together than conventional panels on a typical rooftop, thereby enabling greater rooftop coverage and enhanced energy production over the system’s lifetime.
The Solyndra system is lightweight and allows modules to be spaced apart within the panels so that wind can blow through them, thus eliminating the need for expensive mounting hardware and ballast typically required to secure conventional panels against uplift from the wind. The horizontal mounting and unique "air-flow" properties of Solyndra’s solar panel design substantially simplify the installation process for Solyndra’s PV systems. The ease of installation and simpler mounting hardware of the Solyndra system enables its customers to significantly reduce labor, hardware, design and other balance of systems costs, which account for a substantial portion of the total installed cost of a conventional PV system.
Using proprietary cylindrical CIGS modules and thin-film technology, Solyndra systems are designed to be able to provide the lowest system installation costs on a per watt basis for the commercial rooftop market.