United Solar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., announced the completion and operation of a solar power project on the rooftop of the Moon Palace Hotel in Cancun, Mexico, owned by Palace Resorts and host site for the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
United Solar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.,
announced the completion and operation of a
solar power project on the rooftop of the Moon Palace Hotel in Cancun, Mexico, owned by Palace Resorts and
host site for the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
This important global event will attract about 20,000 participants from
nations around the world. They were scheduled to gather in Cancun in December 2010 with
the objective of discussing future commitments to reduce global greenhouse gas
The photovoltaic project team for the Moon Palace Hotel was led by Enel
Green Power, one of the leading renewable energy operators worldwide, with
support also from the Italian Ministry of the Environment and SEMARNAT, the
Mexican Environment Ministry.
“Being selected as the solar power provider of choice for this high-level
and important global conference location is a testament to the quality and
unique characteristics of UNI-SOLAR modules,” said Mark Morelli, President and
CEO of United Solar’s parent company, Energy Conversion Devices. “We believe
that solar power will continue to play an important role in addressing global
The 130 kWp pilot project at the Moon Palace Hotel is capable of
generating 220 MWh of electricity per year contributing to a reduction of 110
tons of CO2 emissions annually. Enel Green Power chose UNI-SOLAR
technology due to its proprietary, thin-film, lightweight characteristics which
stand up to the severe weather often found in the Gulf of
United Solar and Enel Green
Power have cooperated on numerous projects, including the largest rooftop PV
power plant at the Interporto distribution center in Nola, Italy. This 25 MWp project on various
buildings is currently
being installed by United Solar’s channel partners General Membrane
and Ondulit. Another project between United Solar and Enel Green Power is
the 4 MWp installation on the Marcegaglia factory in Taranto, Italy.
UNI-SOLAR to Power Rooftop Above the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico
December 3, 2010