Sacramento, CA (PressExposure) May 28, 2011 -- Rock Valley College, nearing completion in August 2011, has finished installation of a 1.2kW Photovoltaic (PV) Integrated Curtain Wall located at the South and South East corner of the 106,000 Karl J. Jacobs Math and Science Center Building. The 50% Visibly Transmitting Curtain Wall will harvest needed light into the second floor Greenhouse while producing electricity from the sun. Atlantis Energy Systems, Inc designed and supplied the outer glass layer of the integrated unit with 6"x 6" Polycrystalline silicon or multi-crystal Si cells in 10 different glass sizes and circuited layouts laminated with a advanced, long-life encapsulate or Hermetically sealed to withstand entrance of environmental contaminants. In addition to the before mentioned, Atlantis Energy Systems, Inc. team of engineers and architects provided added customer support services such as specifications, third party commissioning recommendations, bid documentation and design assistance.
Numerous innovative sustainable technologies like Closed Loop Geothermal, a Chill Beam Cooling System and Lighting controls (Occupancy, Daylight harvesting sensors, Multiple switching zones and use of low mercury lamps) are also being incorporated into the design of the building where Rock Valley College is pursuing a USGBC LEED Gold Certification.
Atlantis Energy Systems, Inc., a privately-held Delaware corporation, is a leading manufacturer of Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) products. Atlantis offers a family of BIPV product solutions for residential homeowners, commercial real estate developers, governments and institutions. Using a proprietary, state of the industry glazing technology, Atlantis laminates PV cells into glass for use in BIPV applications covering the full spectrum of commercial and residential roofs, skylights, facades, atriums, sunshades and canopies. Atlantis' two primary products - SUNSLATES® PV roofing system and custom architectural PV glazing systems - are the cornerstones of a family of BIPV products including the A 100 solar electric Skylight, the TallSlate Grandee PV Roof system and the BIG FOOT for large flat roof and landfill applications. AES services include design support/integration, on-site project coordination, training and warranty service.