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Diesel Turns to Solar Integrated / UNI-SOLAR(R) for Green Solutions on New Headquarters
Almost 200 KWp of Solar Power Installed on Diesel S.p.A. Rooftop in Breganze, Italy 8/30/2010

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Aug. 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Diesel is well known for its bold marketing and top-brand line of clothing– but also important to Diesel is its goal of successful living through environmental corporate responsibility. That’s where Diesel turned to Solar Integrated, a solar energy systems provider and affiliate of United Solar, the leading global manufacturer of UNI-SOLAR brand flexible thin-film photovoltaic laminates. The 198 kWp producing rooftop is now installed and on the power grid at Diesel’s headquarters in Breganze, Italy.

Solar Integrated acted as the system’s engineering, procuring, and construction (EPC) contractor and installed its proprietary SolarRoof membrane, consisting of a heavy duty TPO roofing membrane combined with UNI-SOLARphotovoltaic laminates. The SolarRoof system highlights a double-protective layer for water-proofing and was chosen for this application to utilize key product characteristics of being very flexible, lightweight, durable and reliable. The SolarRoof product blends with the building’s unique architecture – plus it provides a faster return on investment with the opportunity for Diesel to lower its energy consumption in a non-obtrusive manner. Solar Integrated and United Solar are wholly owned subsidiaries of Energy Conversion Devices (Nasdaq:ENER).

Diesel’s company headquarters is a bold contemporary design, built with a very good energy rating and a top goal to reduce energy consumption. The SolarRoof Membrane featuring UNI-SOLAR photovoltaic laminates were the perfect fit for maintaining the architectural integrity of the Diesel building’s sleek design – due to their high energy output under varying daylight conditions with extremely lightweight and flexible thin-film characteristics.