Melink Corporate Headquarters

Melink Corporate Headquarters

On-Site Solar Systems

Milford, Ohio

Melink Corporation is constantly researching and testing different types of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to find the best value for its customers. From 2006 through 2008, Melink installed three 10kW solar arrays on its roof. Then, between 2010 and 2011, an additional seven systems were installed on Melink’s corporate campus.

Melink Corportate Headquarters Solar System

Xunlight

System Size: 3.1 kW

Flexible Thin Film System

Annual Output (AC)
3.1 kW

Modules
12 Xunlight 255 Watt

Inverter
1 (3 kW)

The Xunlight flexible thin film system is perfect for roofs with load issues, odd angles, or contours. The system does not need a racking system, therefore eliminating roof penetrations. Instead, it is applied with a special adhesive, making installation faster and less expensive than traditional panels.

Solyndra

System Size: 5.5 kW

Cylindrical Module System

Annual Output (AC)
6,100 kWh

Modules
32 Solyndra 173 Watt

Inverter
1 (5 kW)

The Solyndra system consists of small, cylindrical tubes designed to capture light from 360 degrees when installed on a white reflective roof. It has its own ballasted racking system that does not penetrate the roof membrane, making it very easy to install.

Abound Roof Mount

System Size: 5.2 kW

Rigid Thin Film System

Annual Output (AC)
5,800 kWh

Modules
78

Inverter
1 (5 kW)

Melink installed its rooftop Abound system in mid-2010. At 5.8kW, this was the first rigid thin film system Melink constructed on its corporate campus.

First Solar Roof Mount

System Size: 5.2 kW

Rigid Thin Film System

Annual Output (AC)
28,582 kWh

Modules
352

Inverter
2 (12 kW)

In early 2011, Melink installed a second rigid thin film system on its corporate headquarter’s rooftop. The system was installed to test against the other existing rooftop systems and to help the company reach its net-zero energy goal.

Solar Canopy

System Size: 11.8 kW

Crystalline Silicon System

Annual Output (AC)
13,171 kWh

Modules
48

Inverter
2 (12 kW)

Melink’s solar canopy is similar to the company’s project at the Cincinnati Zoo. Not only does the canopy provide 12kW of power toward the campus’ energy usage, it also provides shelter for the cars parked underneath.

Ingrid Pre-Engineered PV System

System Size: Six Total (2.1 kW)

Monocrystalline Silicon System

Annual Output (AC)
14,321 kWh

Modules
72 (180 kW)

Inverter
6 (2 kW)

Ingrid features a sleek, modular design that is mass-produced for low cost, convenience, and flexibility. The ground-mounted system can be installed in less than a week and offsets 10-50% of electrical usage for an average home or small business. It requires little maintenance and is easily expandable.

Authored By: Allison Sternad

Allison Sternad is the Director of Marketing & Sustainability at Melink Corporation. She leads marketing creation, strategy, and execution for Melink’s five business units; Intelli-Hood® Kitchen Hood Controls, HVAC Test and Balance, Solar PV, Geothermal, and PositiV® Building Pressure Monitor. In addition, she also leads the sustainability efforts both internally and for Melink’s community outreach program. She can be reached at [email protected]

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