Nazca Completes Second Solyndra Rooftop Installation In France
News Release from:
15 February 2011
Solyndra, Inc., today announced that Nazca, a Platinum Solyndra Solution Provider, has completed a 1.2 MW solar system installation on the rooftop of a food conditioning facility in Cavaillon, in the South of France. The company, which conditions and imports fruit and vegetables, wished to renovate its 17,500 m² (188,000 ft²) rooftop to ensure maximum waterproof quality. This is Solyndra's second installation for Nazca in France and one of Solyndra's largest worldwide.
Having experienced the speed and efficiency of the first Solyndra installation, choosing Solyndra for this second project was a no-brainer. Much like the first installation, the excellent support and unique Solyndra product made it simple to install the panels and complete the project quickly, said Julien Puel, general manager of Nazca. For this turnkey project, developed for a third-party investor, Nazca completed the installation and the grid-connection process in just 11 weeks. The facility is to be connected to the grid on February 15.
We are delighted that Nazca decided to work with us again and I am confident our partnership will lead to several more successful installations, said Clemens Jargon, President EMEA and Corporate Senior Vice President, Solyndra Inc. This particular Solyndra system provides more than 77% net photovoltaic roof coverage, maximizing power density, and we are seeing more and more leading companies like Nazca invest in innovative and high value rooftop installations such as Solyndra solar systems.
The building concept is exploiting a number of Solyndra system advantages including the system's light weight. Solyndra's non-penetrating mounting system, with no ballast, allowed Nazca to design a system that generated significant power without requiring additional engineering. The system, installed on a new, white reflective PVC membrane, consisted of more than 6800 Solyndra panels and will generate 1500 MWh/year of photovoltaic electricity. According to the EPA carbon calculator this is the equivalent of powering 662 households.