3 December 2010

Nazca completes 1.28 MW Solyndra solar system installation

Solyndra Inc of Fremont, CA, USA, which manufactures copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) photovoltaic (PV) systems for commercial rooftops, says that Nazca, a Platinum Solyndra Solution Provider, has completed a 1.28 MW solar system installation on a warehouse close to Toulouse, France. The system is Solyndra’s largest in France, and one of the largest in the world.

Built by the GSE group, of which Nazca is a subsidiary, the warehouse was subsequently sold to the “Port de Barcelona,” one of the main commercial transport and distribution arteries in the Mediterranean area.

“We expect the French solar industry to focus on innovative and high value rooftop installations in the next year and this project, with a strong partner like Nazca, stands as a great example of the benefits of Solyndra solar systems,” said Clemens Jargon, Solyndra’s president of EMEA and managing director, Solyndra GmbH. “In a short amount of time, they were able to install the Solyndra system with more than 70% net photovoltaic roof coverage, resulting in a maximized power density and renewable energy production.”

“This was a large undertaking for Nazca and the Solyndra product and tight support teams made it easy to install the panels and bring the project to the roof quickly,” said Julien Puel, CEO of Nazca, SAS. “GSE Group, who rents the warehouse rooftop and operates this MW size Solyndra PV installation, is demonstrating its commitment to sustainability and green business practices while achieving a fair return on their system investment.”

The building concept exploits a number of Solyndra system advantages, including its light weight, says the firm. Its non-penetrating mounting system, with no ballast, allowed Nazca to design a system that generated significant power without requiring additional engineering. The system, installed on a new, white reflective “cool roof,” consisted of more than 7000 Solyndra panels and will generate 1360 MWh/year of photovoltaic electricity, the equivalent of powering 600 households.

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