Construction is set to begin this week on Evolution Solar’s (Pink Sheets: EVSO) photovoltaic demonstration project at Texas Southern University's campus in Houston.
Partnering with the university, Evolution Solar will install eight AmpleSun thin-film photovoltaic panels on the campus that are intended to serve as a cornerstone of the new Texas Southern University Green Technology Center. The project will be Evolution Solar’s first array featuring the AmpleSun panels in the U.S.
“This installation is not only a great opportunity for Evolution Solar to showcase AmpleSun’s leading-edge thin film panels, but a chance to introduce generations of students to solar technology, as well,” said Robert Hines, President of EVSO. “We’re tremendously excited to include students in the installation process and it’s our hope that this project will help jumpstart a solar initiative at TSU.”
Armstead Development Group Construction, LLC (ADG; adgconstruction.net) will serve as the general contractor in charge of construction. ADG will begin by relocating fencing surrounding TSU’s existing campus array of solar panels, as well as constructing several cement posts for the new array. TSU students will then assist in assembling the array’s rack-mount system and installing the eight solar panels.