Carlisle Energy Services to Explore Use of Solar Cover Technology at the New Jersey Meadowlands

Mar 30, 2011, 14:40 ET from Carlisle Energy Services, Inc.

CARLISLE, Pa., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlisle Energy Services, Inc. (CES) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission to study the feasibility of CES' unique exposed geomembrane solar cover technology for the Meadowlands' Erie Landfill.  The proposed Carlisle system will feature an integrated solar photovoltaic array up to one Megawatt (MWp DC).

Carlisle's technology, the Spectro PowerCap™, is a patent-pending, flexible solar photovoltaic system that is applied as a landfill cover.  The system features flexible solar photovoltaic laminates factory-integrated with Carlisle's GeoTPO™ (thermoplastic polyolefin) Geomembrane with a patent-pending low-profile wiring assembly designed specifically for landfill applications.  The system is suited to provide solar energy at sites requiring a cover-type installation method due to settlement that would be problematic or cost prohibitive for alternative rigid glass-panel photovoltaic modules and racking systems.  The Spectro PowerCap can also be designed as a long-term interim or final closure landfill closure system in accordance with state regulatory requirements.  Similar systems will soon be featured at Republic Services' Hickory Ridge Landfill near Atlanta, GA and Madison County's Landfill near Syracuse, NY.  Additional future announcements are expected.

"We are gaining traction in the market acceptance of our exciting technology with landfill owners and state regulators.  This potential marquee project at the New Jersey Meadowlands provides an exciting opportunity to demonstrate the unique value of our integrated solar landfill system to landfill owners and regulators in the state of New Jersey," said Arthur Mohr, Jr., Director of Carlisle Landfill Solutions at Carlisle Energy Services.

About the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission

The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission is the zoning and planning agency for a 30.4-square-mile area along the Hackensack River covering parts of 14 municipalities in Bergen and Hudson Counties.

About Carlisle Energy Services

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Carlisle Construction Materials Incorporated, Carlisle Energy Services, Inc. specializes in turnkey project development and design for large-scale commercial photovoltaic solar rooftops and solar landfill closure systems.  Combining Carlisle's unmatched roofing industry performance and expertise with cutting-edge energy management solutions, Carlisle Energy Services provides a unique service to the roofing, energy and landfill industries.  For more information about Carlisle Energy Services, call 877.269.7183 or visit our web site at

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