UNI-SOLAR and SIT Form Strategic Alliance

January 06, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

UNI-SOLAR (Auburn Hills, MI) announced an exclusive strategic alliance with Solar Integrated Technologies (SIT, Los Angeles, CA) to utilize UNI-SOLAR® flexible solar-electric laminates for integration with single-ply roofing membranes for Southern California.

The unique qualities of the UNI-SOLAR flexible laminate will provide the basic building block to produce the first building-integrated photovoltaic roofing membrane system for commercial and industrial uses in North America.

"The flexible and lightweight design of the UNI-SOLAR photovoltaic modules will make solar-electric roofing a reality," said Ed Stevenson, CEO of Solar Integrated Technologies. "This is the breakthrough we've been waiting on for more than 10 years. UNI-SOLAR has made it possible for us to devise an easy-to-install solar-electric roofing material that serves the bi-functional purpose of generating a renewable source of clean electricity while preserving the watertight integrity of the roof envelope, thereby supplying the highest value to our customers."