Marglen Industries has installed a 95.2 kilowatt solar energy photovoltaic (PV) energy system on the rooftop of its Rome plant. The system is the largest in the Southeast to use a cylindrical thin-film solar energy system.

The system was installed on the rooftop of Marglen Industries plastic bottle recycling plant in Rome, Georgia. The plant produces a post consumer recycled PET resin that is used in the manufacturing of sustainable food-grade packaging. The plant also produces a polyester fiber that is used in the manufacturing of sustainable flooring and other textile products. As part of its overall sustainable mission, Marglen has emerged as a renewable energy visionary with their latest solar installation, but has been a leader in sustainability for decades.

`We at Marglen Industries are committed to bringing our values and principles of sustainability to the forefront of our business. This solar array stands as our responsibility for leadership in the industry, and our goal to bring value to our community and customers, said Marglen`s CEO John Burnes.

United Renewable Energy, a commercial, turn-key solar installation company, installed the rooftop solar array, utilizing Solyndra`s cylindrical modules which employ (CIGS) thin-film technology. The 476 cylindrical solar modules, made here in the U.S., capture sunlight across a 360-degree photovoltaic surface, are capable of converting direct sunlight and light; reflected off of roof surfaces, into electricity. The amount of electricity generated will offset energy demands from 10 average American homes. Marglen Industries has again demonstrated their commitment to the environment, while making a solid business investment, said William Silva, President of United Renewable Energy. We are proud to install the largest Solyndra system in the Southeast for such a respected recycled materials manufacturer.