MiaSolé, a Hanergy company, in partnership with McElroy Metal, has been selected by Siegel & Strain Architects as the provider of solar panels for the redesigned NatureBridge National Environmental Science Center in Yosemite National Park, California. The NatureBridge National Environmental Science Center will host residential environmental science programs in Yosemite National Park that offer students in grades K-12 the opportunity to learn hands-on science. The facility will also be used to provide professional development classes to adults such as Wilderness First Responder Recertification courses.
A demonstration of the project using the MiaSolé FLEX panels will be on display at the NatureBridge Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco on June 4th, 2015. At the gala, guests will be able to see how the low-profile MiaSolé panels will unobtrusively enhance the look of the McElroy Metal Standing Seam roofing panels while providing renewable power to the building. The low-profile, extremely efficient FLEX panels will support NatureBridge’s mission of broadening environmental education in the National Parks.
In early 2015, MiaSolé entered into a partnership with McElroy Metal to sell MiaSolé FLEX series thin-film solar modules as part of McElroy Metal’s solar panel solutions. The MiaSolé thin-film modules carry an industry-leading 15.5% efficiency rating with a simple peel-and-stick application method that reduces balance of system costs by 20%. McElroy will offer MiaSolé modules factory laminated directly to their metal roof panels to create a lightweight, low profile solar energy solution durable in extreme, high wind and seismic zones and on buildings with limited load bearing roofs.
McElroy also markets complete solar kits for projects such as residential homes, storage units, and most any commercial building. By providing square footage and location, McElroy can provide a complete, pre-engineered solar package with MiaSolé modules, inverter and balance of system components.
The MiaSolé and McElroy Metal partnership combines many advantages for architects, developers, builders, and contractors. The 25-year plus power output of the MiaSolé FLEX series modules compliments the long service life of metal roofs, providing the best life cycle cost to the consumer.