United Solar Ovonic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD Ovonics) (NASDAQ: ENER), announced today that it has supplied 700 kW of photovoltaic (PV) laminates to TurtleEnergy LLC for installation by American Energy Technologies, Inc. on a 350,000 sq. ft. building leased by East Coast Warehouse & Distribution from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. American Energy Technologies, one of the fastest growing solar integrators in the U.S., was chosen to manage all aspects of the installation from the design phase through the commissioning of the system.
"The unique design issues of the lightweight building structure dictated a correspondingly lightweight solution, making the UNI-SOLAR(R) product the logical choice for this system," said Richard King, President of American Energy Technologies. "Our design team pointed out the risk of possible reflective flash from a large glass panel array due to the proximity of the Newark Liberty International Airport glide path. We advised the client that our design parameters favored the nonreflective, pebbled surface of United Solar Ovonic’s panels for the installation."
American Energy Technologies installed over 5,140 UNI-SOLAR(R) "peel and stick" PV laminates on the galvalume standing seam metal roof for the 700 kW system. Its client, East Coast Warehouse, is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s premier warehousing, storage, fulfillment and distribution companies serving both domestic and international markets. The system will generate over 800,000 kWh AC of electricity annually. East Coast Warehouse will use it to power temperature-controlled distribution and storage systems, inventory control and shipping manifest systems.