Two new solar installations in different U.S. states have chosen Solyndra’s CIGS panels for their rooftop solar power systems. In Texas, GridPoint was chosen by Irving Independent School District to design, engineer and install a 582kW solar system on the roof of Lady Bird Johnson Middle School. Using Solyndra’s panels, the new middle is set to open this August and is claimed to be the largest net zero-energy school in the U.S.
Further to the east in Rome, Georgia, United Renewable Energy used Solyndra CIGS thin-film panels on a 95.2kW installation on the rooftop of Marglen Industries plastic bottle recycling plant. The companies assert that this is the largest project in the Southeast to utilize Solyndra’s cylindrical thin-film solar energy system with 476 of the company’s solar modules installed.