Cruise Ships Get Solar Arrays
Cruise Ship Gets 80-kW Thin-Film Array
BAM Solar of Miami has installed an 80-kilowatt (kW) Uni-Solar flexible thin-film array on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas cruise ship.
The array provides a portion of the electricity used by the ship’s shopping decks.
BAM President Andrew Rasken notes that the project required a lightweight array that would tolerate foot traffic and, most importantly, fasten without deck penetrations. This is the second such installation on a Royal Caribbean ship.
Cruise Ship Terminal Gets 1-MW Array
Cupertino Electric has commissioned a 1-MW rooftop PV system at berths 93A and B of the World Cruise Ship Terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.
The 71,500-square-foot silicon array uses a self-ballasted racking system that does not penetrate the terminal’s roof.
The Port and the Terminal are both agencies of the city of Los Angeles, and the solar project is part of the city’s Solar LA Program, which aims to put 400 MW on city rooftops by 2014 and provide 10 percent of the city’s electricity through renewable sources by 2020.