United Solar announced the completion of the848kWp solar installation on the rooftop of Sisley, a luxury cosmetic brand, in Paris, France; considered one of the largest solar installations in Paris. United Solar worked with Soprema using its modified roofing material, SopraSolar, which is powered by Uni-Solar PV laminates and has integrated the PV laminates into the waterproofing function.
Christian Kopp, development director for Panhard Realization, lead developer of the building’s new construction, explained its choice to use Uni-Solar PV laminates, stating: “This decision was based on the load restrictions of the roof and the high rate of diffuse sunlight in the Paris region. Uni-Solar’s PV laminates addressed both issues by being extremely lightweight without adding additional wind loads. Additionally, due to the triple-junction amorphous silicon technology, these PV modules are able to capture more sunlight under non-optimal orientation and diffuse light levels, generating the highest energy yields under real outdoor conditions.”
The Sisley installation was completed at the company’s headquarters and spans six building rooftop sections totaling 485,000 square feet. Out of the total square feet, 377,000 square feet hold the installation with the Uni-Solar powered SopraSolar bituminous PV membrane.