At the end of September of 2012 a first-of-its-kind integrated thin film solar power system was installed as part of the Port Washington Public Library’s new SBS Roofing system and started generating clean, green renewable power. This newly released video vignette on the project shows the thin film solar cells adhered to the library roof’s cap sheet layer. The Port Washington Public Library is the only building in Nassau and Suffolk counties to generate power this way.
The solar system is on track to generate an average of over 42,000 kWh of electricity per year and cut carbon dioxide emissions from the Library by over 2.2 million pounds annually. The CO2 emission reductions from the Library’s new solar system will have the same environmental impact as planting more than 110,000 trees, and the new Energy Education Station in the Library displays the actual energy savings from the system for the public’s consideration.
The new thin film solar PV system was made pos