Solar "Membranes" Cover NJ Shop



In Elmwood Park, New Jersey, the KTS Machine Shop is reportedly producing 100 percent of its electrical energy with building-integrated photovoltaic "membranes." The shop is the guinea pig for renewable energy firm Open Energy Corporation's first installation of SolarSave Roofing Membranes since receiving UL approval and Class A fire rating. To create a 25-kilowatt system, the building uses 56 membranes, which are completely waterproof, UV stabilized, low maintenance, and hail and wind resistant, says the manufacturer. Even better: A 20-year warranty covers roof material and energy performance. The membranes also recently took home the Cool Product Award from the Pacific Coast Building Show. This is not the first time this firm has hit our radar: Check out the Suncone, a prototype solar collector here. ::Open Energy Corporation via ::Officeinsight