“The BIPV market is expected to undergo a significant growth period, said Les Lyster, CEO of Eclipsall. “It is a natural extension for us to develop products for this market and we see Ferguson-Neudorf as a key partner."
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) December 03, 2012
Eclipsall and Ferguson-Neudorf Glass announced today that the two companies are collaborating on the manufacture of building-integrated PV (BIPV) modules for the 22 storey TD Halifax Tower in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The project will employ 300Wp frameless glass-on-glass PV modules installed and used as a street level canopy along the south and west facades of the building. Also, there will be 190Wp frameless glass-on-glass window shading modules installed on the south façade of the structure.
This installation enables the building owner to achieve LEED Gold Status on this project as defined by LEED Core & Shell 2009, which achieves 2 credits for 1/2% (.005), or 4 credits for 1% (.01) of the total predicted energy demand of the building.
BIPV materials are designed to replace conventional construction materials within the outer envelope of a building including roof, skylights, glazing, exterior surfaces and facades. In addition to producing electricity, BIPV installations add structural value and can enhance a building’s aesthetic quality and design. .
“The BIPV market is expected to undergo a significant growth period, said Les Lyster, CEO of Eclipsall. “It is a natural extension of our business to develop products for this market and we see Ferguson-Neudorf as a key partner in realizing this objective.”
“This is an ideal partnership”, said David Beckham, Director of BIPV at Ferguson-Neudorf. “Our Company has deep experience designing curtain wall solutions for architects and Eclipsall has the manufacturing capability to produce these new BIPV products.”
Architects for this project are Lydon, Lynch Architects of Halifax, one of the premier architectural firms in Atlantic Canada and well known for projects that incorporate sustainable development features.
Eclipsall Energy Group is a leading Canadian manufacturer of high-performance PV modules. In 2011, Eclipsall Energy Group expanded its solar offering by adding a project development and financing division, Eclipsall Development. Eclipsall Energy operates in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Toronto, Canada. The 165,000 sq. ft. facility has a current capacity of 70 MW with planned expansion to 250 MW. Eclipsall Energy currently offers both mono and polycrystalline PV modules in both 60- and 72-cell configurations. All of Eclipsall’s PV modules are UL certified and meet the domestic content requirements for the Ontario FIT Program. The Eclipsall Energy Group has projects under development in North America, South America, and Africa.
Ferguson-Neudorf Glass Inc. was founded in 1986 by Mr. Keith Ferguson and Mr. Peter Neudorf. Both gentlemen have over 50 years experience in the architectural glass and aluminum industry, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of aluminum curtain wall, skylights and building envelope systems.
Peter Neudorf and Keith Ferguson met in 1985 while bidding on the National Art Gallery in Ottawa. It did not take these two entrepreneurs long to realize the potential benefits of working together as a team. Thus Ferguson-Neudorf Glass was born and has subsequently become one of Canada’s largest curtain wall contractors with involvement in some of the most prestigious construction projects in North America.
Ferguson-Neudorf Glass operates a 125,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Beamsville, Ontario and employs approximately 350 people. The company has a reputation for excellence in design, engineering and quality.