16 February 2011

Marglen adopts Solyndra CIGS PV system for plastic bottle recycling plant

Marglen Industries has recently commissioned a 95.2kW solar photovoltaic (PV) array on the rooftop of its plastic bottle recycling plant in Rome, GA, USA. The system was installed by commercial, turn-key solar project developer United Renewable Energy LLC of Alpharetta, GA, and is the largest in the Southeast USA to use the thin-film solar system of Solyndra Inc of Fremont, CA, USA, which makes cylindrical copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) photovoltaic (PV) systems consisting of panels and mounting hardware for commercial rooftops.

The plant produces a post-consumer recycled PET resin that is used in manufacturing sustainable food-grade packaging. It also produces a polyester fiber that is used in manufacturing sustainable flooring and other textile products. Marglen has commissioned the solar system as part of it’s overall sustainable mission to recycle materials.

The installation’s 476 cylindrical solar modules capture sunlight across a 360º photovoltaic surface (both direct sunlight and light reflected off the roof surface). The amount of electricity generated will offset energy demands from 10 average American homes. “Marglen Industries has again demonstrated their commitment to the environment, while making a solid business investment,” says United Renewable Energy’s president William Silva.

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