Solyndra, Inc., a manufacturer of innovative cylindrical photovoltaic (PV) systems for commercial rooftops, announced that LPS Industries, a diversified manufacturer and leader in the flexible packaging industry, has completed the largest Solyndra installation in the United States to date, a 704kW installation in Moonachie, New Jersey.
The LPS installation consists of approximately 3,800 Solyndra solar panels, producing over 825,000 kWh of electricity and eliminating more than 1,100,000 pounds of CO2 emissions annually – enough energy to remove 93 cars from the road or power more than 100 residential homes per year according to United States Environmental Protection Agency calculations. Solis Partners designed, engineered and installed the system in combination with a new white ‘cool’ roof system. Solis worked with Allied Building Products on procurement, financing, and logistics.
Solyndra panels are designed to optimize solar electricity production on commercial rooftops. The unique panels employ cylindrical modules which capture sunlight across a 360-degree photovoltaic surface capable of converting direct, diffuse and reflected sunlight from the rooftop into electricity. The Solyndra system is lightweight, non-penetrating and achieves over a 130 mph wind rating as the panels allow wind to blow through them. These factors enable the installation of solar PV on a broader range of rooftops without traditional anchoring or ballast required with flat-plated panels.
The project was partially financed by the innovative PSE&G Solar Loan program which will be repaid by Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs).