UNI-SOLAR brand BIPV installed at Ameridian corporate headquarters

United Solar, a leading global manufacturer of building-integrated androoftop photovoltaics under its UNI-SOLAR brand – and a wholly ownedsubsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices – and its partner InovateusSolar announce the completed 80KW installation of its BIPV product atAmeridian Specialty Services.

Ameridian Specialty Services is afull-service general contractor specializing in commercial roofinstallations including UNI-SOLAR laminates. The installation wascommissioned and went online August 4th at Ameridian’s corporateheadquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.

"United Solar is very pleasedto be working with Inovateus and Ameridian Specialty Services, and we’re inspired by their enthusiasm to deploy solar energy in Ohio," saidChris Bala, United Solar’s VP Sales Americas Central Region. "Byinstalling it on their own headquarters they are demonstrating a strongcommitment to help make Ohio a cleaner, greener place to live."

"Our 30,000 square foot facility is the perfect place to install this solarsystem. With the federal and state funds available, our payback willoccur in just a few years," states Matt Owens, a NABCEP Certified SolarPV Installer and director of operations for Ameridian’s Solar andRenewable Energy Division. "Our business is installing these systems for commercial enterprises just like ourselves. It simply makes sense toinvest in ourselves and lead by example. I’m looking forward to bringing clients here to see exactly how the system works," Owens states.

"We have really enjoyed working with everyone at Ameridian. I enjoyspending time with them on projects and seeing it through to the end,"stated Peter Rienks, key accounts manager for Inovateus Solar. "I amvery happy for them that they were able to take advantage of the Ohioincentives and save a lot of money on their own utility costs. Ameridian provided the highest quality installation for Dayton Power and Lightand we are looking forward to working with them on many moremega-watts."

Inovateus Solar specified UNI-SOLAR flexiblethin-film solar panels for the Ameridian installation. These panelscreate a lighter-weight, single-ply roofing membrane with modules thatgenerate 144 watts each.

Recently voted one of the State ofIndiana’s Top Companies to Watch, in the past six months Inovateus Solar has completed the largest solar installation in the state of Michiganand Indiana and some of the largest utility grade installations in theMidwest.

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