2001 Company

Solar Photovoltaic


System Size (kW DC): 16.32






Expected Annual Electricity Generation (kWh): 16,127









A Building-Integrated Approach

2001 Company’s solar array, consisting of 120 solar panels, was the first building-integrated solar photovoltaic system to be installed on an industrial building in Connecticut.  The array, which is adhered directly to the building’s roofing materials rather than mounted on raised racks, is supplying approximately 25% of the building’s energy.  It was installed by PV Squared.


Building-integrated solar PV systems offer a cost-effective alternative for developers or owners of commercial buildings who are planning to install both a new roof and a solar array.  Because customers do not incur the cost of mounting racks, and thin-film integrated solar panels use less silicon than traditional solar arrays, cost savings of up to 10% can result.


The president of 2001 Company, a manufacturer of innovative roofing systems, said that the building-integrated solar PV system installed at the company’s Waterbury facility enables that building to be more energy efficient and environmentally friendly, while allowing the company to demonstrate its cutting-edge solar electric roof system.  He noted that with the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund’s help, the 2001 Company is now in a better position than ever to add solar electric roof panels to its roofing membrane products and grow the company’s business both in Connecticut and around the country.  



Environmental Benefits


Annual Emissions Avoided (lbs.) *


17,901 14 9 34



The energy produced by this system is equivalent to:


The needs
of 2 homes

Removing the
emissions for 1 car

Planting 3 acres of trees



Additional Information


2001 Company

325 Thomaston Avenue 

Waterbury, CT 06702



Paul Perella




Are tours of this facility available? No


System installed by:


PV Squared



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* Learn about how we calculate avoided emissions here