ProLogis’ Launches Photovoltaic Test Site

May 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Posted in General | 1 Comment

RoGBC gold member ProLogis, recently launched a new Roof Top Photovoltaic Test Site at their Denver, Colorado headquarters under their ProLogis Renewable Energy brand.  Here are a few of the key points from their press release. RoGBC congratulates them on their leadership.

The Test Site totals 11 kWp DC of power generation capacity from 99 modules and eight different module manufacturers: Ascent Solar (NASDAQ: ASTI), First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR), GS-Solar, MiaSole, Solyndra, Suniva, United Solar Ovonic and Xunlight. Already generating power, the initial configuration provides side-by-side comparisons of several module technologies, including monocrystalline, glass-on-glass thin film and membrane-applied thin film modules. In addition, the installation contains
16 individually monitored strings, each designed to test a certain system parameter.

“We were the first real estate company to develop a program dedicated to accelerating the deployment of large-scale distributed solar, and now we are expanding our efforts in this area with a dedicated test site,” said Walt Rakowich, chief executive officer of ProLogis. “As PV technologies evolve and new companies enter the market, it is critical that ProLogis understands the technology and installation differences to ensure we arrive at the optimal solutions for our installations at each building and location. We are proud of the growth of this program and what it means to the renewable energy industry.”

ProLogis has solar projects installed or under construction on 32 buildings throughout France, Germany, Japan, Spain and the United States. The installations cover more than 10.6 million square feet (984,800 square meters) of roof space and total 24.6 MW.


Anatomy of the Test Site (click on image to enlarge).

-Jasper

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  1. Well done ProLogis! Let’s do this in Romania!


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