has teamed up with the the most reliable name in commercial
solar electric systems. PowerLight Corporation is the nation's
leading designer, manufacturer and installer of grid-connected
solar electric systems. They offer a full line of products
including roof-mounted, ground-mounted, and canopy solar systems
for industrial, commercial, and government applications. Their
high-profile clients include the Mauna Lani Resort, Fetzer
Winery, Neutrogena, Chabot Science Center, Yosemite and the
US Postal Service. Join the growing number of forward thinking
companies and government agencies that are investing in on-site
solar generation and reaping the benefits of harnessing the
sun's abundant, free energy.
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integrated product or package that is ready for market, we
feel that we have the best exposure on the web for these cutting
edge technologies. Currently, the products offered here are
for large systems that generally need to be installed by specialized
solar contractors. So, if you are ready for market with your
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PowerLight Corporation has the products and services required
to install large-scale solar electric generation at any suitable
site. PowerLight develops, manufacturers, and installs complete
systems, ensuring reliability, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.
combined solar electric power and energy efficiency
solutions we implemented through our relationship with
PowerLight reflect the future of the industry. With
solar electric generation and smart energies strategies,
we reduced our overall energy costs and contributed
to California's sustainability."
Energy Program Manager
Roof –mounted Solar
- Solar Electric Systems for Flat Roofs
PowerLight’s PowerGuard is a complete, pre-engineered
system, easy to install and practically maintenance free.
The patented, lightweight photovoltaic roofing assembly generates
clean, reliable electricity while reducing the building’s
energy load and peak demand costs. Available in flat or angled
- Solar Electric Systems for Sloped Roofsw
The PowerRoof solar electric system is specifically engineered
for any sloped roof structure. PowerRoof is ideal for asphalt
shingle and metal roofs.
Ground-mounted Solar Electric Systems
- Solar Electric Tracking System
PowerTracker systems are ideal for large, unused open areas
adjacent to facilities. PowerLight’s PowerTracker systems
track the sun from east to west, generating maximum energy
from a photovoltaic (PV) system.
- Solar Electric Carport System
PowerShade is an ideal solar electric system for parking lots
adjacent to facilities, and accommodates both continuous and
multi-level structures. This ground-mounted photovoltaic system
delivers onsite electric power while providing premium shading.
Public Display System
Perfoemance Display Kiosk SunDial™
Kiosk System Performance Display For customers who wish to
showcase the performance of their solar system in the building’s
lobby or other public space, PowerLight offers Sun Dial, a
real-time display kiosk. Sun Dial is designed to communicate
information on the solar system to site visitors by displaying
performance data in an attractive, intuitive format.
PowerLight’s financial consulting services ensure that
all appropriate financing vehicles and government programs
are used to maximum advantage.
PowerLight’s project management services range from
initial site suitability analysis through performance monitoring.
Product Warranty Information
PowerLight’s turnkey solar electric systems are designed
to be maintenance free. However, we have developed a comprehensive
program to address any issues that may arise.
PowerLight provides customers with a complete five-year system
warranty. Included in this warranty are continuous remote
monitoring of system performance and 72-hour on-site response
to any system problem through a qualified local service technician.
Customers also receive long-term solar system component warranties
(e.g. 20-25 years on the PV modules) from the original equipment
PowerLight will provide lifetime telephone assistance with
all aspects of the solar system, including interface with
OEM suppliers. From year five through ten, we offer an annual
service contract that includes routine maintenance and repairs.
States are Most Suited for a Photovoltaic System?
The economics of a solar electric installation is governed
in large part by site-specific factors. Some of these factors
affect only an individual site -- the value of displacing
roof product and air conditioning savings -- whereas other
factors are regional -- tax credits and local utility rates,
A comprehensive list of factors that should be considered
in evaluating a solar electric project would include:
1. The amount of sunlight available at the project location
2. Local utility rates
3. Displacing roofing product value
4. Air conditioning savings
5. Roof maintenance avoidance
6. Tax credits
7. Improved power quality
8. Public relations value
The map below illustrates the relative suitability of commercial
photovoltaic projects, by State, using price of electricity,
amount of sunlight available, and government programs.
The Solar Industry
Solar electric power addresses the needs of four major market
In this application, solar electric power is used as a preferred
source of alternative or supplemental electric power for customers
already connected to the utility grid. Solar electric power
can also provide reliable back-up power in the event of a
utility outage. Primarily concentrated in Europe, Japan and
the United States, this application has represented the fastest-growing
segment of the solar electric power market since 1996, and
is the segment that PowerLight participates in.
An estimated two billion people live in geographic areas not
conducive to electrification by means of the utility grid.
For these people, solar electric power is a cost effective
and rapid way in which to gain access to electrical supply.
Telecommunications and transportation industries
Solar electric power is used for a wide variety of applications
in the telecommunications and transportation industries. Examples
include cellular telephone base stations, fiber-optic and
radio repeaters, telemetry and data acquisition systems, traffic
information signs, warning displays and emergency call boxes.
Solar cells, typically amorphous silicon cells, have been
used to power small consumer electronics for decades. Examples
include low-energy applications (up to 5W), such as calculators,
watches and other consumer goods.
Q: What kind of solar systems does PowerLight build?
A: PowerLight specializes in large-scale, grid-connected solar
electric systems. In fact, the company has built many of the
largest photovoltaic (PV) systems in the nation. The company
designs and manufactures solar electric rooftop systems, solar
carports and ground mounted PV tracking systems.
Q: How long has PowerLight been in business?
A: PowerLight was founded in 1991 in Berkeley, California.
The early focus of the company was the design and development
of lightweight, penetration-free solar electric rooftop systems.
Today, PowerLight is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer
and installer of commercial-scale grid connected photovoltaic