Energy Conversion Devices To Install Solar Roofing System at East Los Angeles College

Nov 09, 2009, 09:55 ET from Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) (Nasdaq: ENER), a manufacturer of proprietary, thin-film amorphous silicon-based photovoltaic (PV) laminates, along with its wholly owned subsidiary Solar Integrated Technologies, announced today an agreement to install a 365kW building-integrated solar roofing system at East Los Angeles College (ELAC) as part of a contract with Chevron Energy Solutions, energy services provider for the ELAC project.

"This project provides us with a unique opportunity to help East Los Angeles College save money and prepare for a greener future," said Mark Morelli, president and CEO of ECD. "Our recent acquisition of Solar Integrated Technologies more vertically integrates our company and gives us the capabilities we need to install this UNI-SOLAR building-integrated membrane roof for ELAC."

In addition to installing a new, energy-efficient PV roofing system, the energy services contract bundles multiple energy efficiency improvements into a single package that includes upgrading the facilities' lighting, insulation and HVAC systems.

About Energy Conversion Devices

Energy Conversion Devices is a leader in building integrated and rooftop photovoltaics. The company manufactures, sells and installs thin-film solar laminates that convert sunlight to energy using proprietary technology. ECD's UNI-SOLAR(®) brand products are unique because of their flexibility, light weight, ease of installation, durability, and real-world efficiency. Through its Solar Integrated Technologies business, the company also designs, manufactures and installs rooftop photovoltaic systems which enable customers to transform unused space on the rooftop into a value-generating asset. For more information, please visit

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