Johnson Controls has chosen Solar Integrated Technologies to supply and install building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) roofing systems on projects in
Wisconsin, California, and Washington. The companies said the three contracts total $3
million and should be completed by the end of this year.
One project will take place atop Johnson Controls’ global headquarters
building in Glendale, WI, a structure which has already received the highest ranking from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system. The BIPV roofing system at the
facility is expected to produce 116,000 kWh annually.
“Our strategy is to provide value to our customers across their
portfolio of solar roofing opportunities. We provide solar roofing
solutions that address the technical and levelized cost of energy
requirements for the specific building and site profile,” said R.
Randall MacEwen, president/CEO of Los Angeles-based Solar Integrated. “Our strategy
is designed to make us an attractive long-term partner for leading
companies like Johnson Controls–a company that makes buildings in 125
countries–more comfortable, productive, safe and energy efficient.”
“Johnson Controls is known for helping
customers develop smart, sustainable environments,” noted Don Albinger, Johnson’s VP of renewable solutions. “This offering is a
part of our ongoing strategy to deepen and broaden the company’s
leadership in renewable energy solutions.”
Solar Integrated’s roofing system integrates a durable, low-maintenance, waterproof membrane with lightweight, flexible amorphous-silicon thin-film
PV laminates manufactured by United Solar Ovonic (Uni-Solar).
The Johnson Controls news comes a day after Solar Integrated announced that it had been awarded a contract by Korowatt to supply 262 KWs’ worth of BIPV membrane and metal roofing systems for a warehouse in Kourim, Czech
Republic–the company’s first installation in that country. The Kourim roof system, which is expected to be finished this year, adds to the list of 52 other projects in 11 European countries completed in the first half of 2008, according to Solar Integrated’s MacEwen.