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UNI-SOLAR solar PV laminates installed on cruise ship

United Solar's solar photovoltaic (PV) laminates have been installed by BAM Solar on a second Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

By Isabella Kaminski

United Solar's solar PV laminates have been installed on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

The UNI-SOLAR-brand strips were installed by BAM Solar on the Allure of The Seas, where they are providing electricity for the ship’s shopping district. It is the second time the two renewable wnwefy companies have collaborated on a Royal Caribbean project, following the success of Oasis of the Seas.

Andrew Rasken, President of BAM Solar, says: “UNI-SOLAR laminates were the only solution that works for such a unique solar application like this. We needed lightweight. We needed a solar product that doesn’t require surface penetrations, one durable enough that people can walk on, and that will stand up to the rigours of the harsh elements of being at sea.”

Mark Morelli, President and CEO of United Solar’s parent company Energy Conversion Devices, adds: “United Solar has exciting new product developments in both commercial and residential solar. The use of our laminates on cruise ships is just one more application that has proven to be a great fit for our flexible, light weight, durable product.”

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