Largest rooftop solar project in the Midwest secured by EcoFoot2+ ballast system


The Continental Electrical Construction Co. (CECCo) chose Ecolibrium Solar’s EcoFoot2+ Ballasted Racking System to secure a 3.5 MW solar array – has been successfully delivered to the job site at Magid Glove and Safety Manufacturing Company in Romeoville, Ill. When completed in November 2018, the array will be the largest rooftop installation in the Midwest. Electricity generated from the array will offset 100 percent of Magid’s energy load and supports their mission as an innovator and cost-saving leader in the personal protective equipment (PPE) industry.

Magid awarded the project to CECCo, Chicago’s No. 1 electrical contractor, and Convergence Energy, an industry leading developer of commercial and industrial solar projects in the Midwest. Ecolibrium Solar provided onsite technical support as the installation began on this record breaking solar array. Magid Glove and Safety is a leading manufacturer and supplier of safety solutions and personal protection equipment (PPE).

“EcoFoot2+ will speed the installation of this significant array,” says Sam Veague, Chief Operating Officer for Ecolibrium Solar. “We are thrilled to be a part of this big win for solar. We look forward to providing more solutions to CECCo and Convergence Energy as they continue to put solar on rooftops across the Midwest.”

EcoFoot2+ provides a structurally rigid and electrically connected array while simplifying the installation process for flat-roof arrays. The system has an install speed of 13.5 modules per installer-hour, as rated by DNV-GL.

This is the first large-scale Commercial/Industrial project benefiting from recent legislation passed in Illinois. The Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA), passed in late 2016, will create jobs and support economic development in the renewable energy sector thru the monetization of the green energy attributes, or RECs (renewable energy certificates).

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