C&I, Solar, Utility Integration

Uni-Solar Partners Up For Rooftop Systems

Uni-Solar has formalized an exclusive strategic alliance with Solar Integrated Technologies of Los Angeles, California to utilize Uni-Solar flexible solar electric laminates for integration with single-ply roofing membranes for Southern California.

Auburn Hills, Michigan – January 9, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] The unique qualities of the Uni-Solar flexible laminate combined with roofing membranes will provide the basic building block to produce the first (in North America) building-integrated photovoltaic roofing membrane system for commercial and industrial uses, said the company. Solar Integrated Technologies’ proprietary design will hasten the marriage of the solar industry to the commercial roofing industry. “The flexible and lightweight design of the Uni-Solar PV modules will make solar-electric roofing a reality,” said Ed Stevenson, CEO of Solar Integrated Technologies. “This is the breakthrough we’ve been waiting on for more than 10 years. Uni-Solar has made it possible for us to devise an easy-to-install solar-electric roofing material that serves the bi-functional purpose of generating a renewable source of clean electricity while preserving the watertight integrity of the roof envelope, thereby supplying the highest value to our customers. We will trigger a revolution in the commercial roofing industry.” “As a leading integrator with extensive experience in the application of commercial roof systems, Solar Integrated Technologies will deliver to the market their proprietary photovoltaic roof system through a network of Certified Master Contractors,” said Uni-Solar’s Georges Brys. “This is a unique proposition in the emerging market for solar power systems. The buyer can be assured that, unlike other companies’ rooftop-installed’ systems, the building-integrated photovoltaic roof systems from Solar Integrated Technologies utilizing Uni-Solar photovoltaic modules provide a complete, single-source solution.”