LG exhibits power of solar at Greenbuild 2015
LG solar panels like those above were featured at Greenbuild 2015. (Below) Christine Ackerson, senior manager for sustainability and CSR, with LG Solar's flagship LG NeON 2 panels at Greenbuild 2015 Nov. 19 in Washington, D.C. Photos courtesy of LG
LG Electronics USA last week played a prominent role in the world's premier sustainability and green building conference.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), selected LG Electronics USA as the official solar partner for Greenbuild 2015 in Washington, D.C.
In doing so, the event used LG solar panels to power what was considered the centerpiece of the international conference and expo -- the Net Zero Zone. LG solar panels powered exhibit booths as part of an on-site microgrid, including alternate energy generation, storage and distribution.
The Net Zero Zone showcased the efficiency, reliability and resiliency of hybrid microgrids using EMerge Alliance direct current standards.
LG Solar's flagship LG NeON 2 panels were positioned outside the Washington Convention Center. The units are designed to produce superior power performance and improved reliability.
Due to LG's Cello technology – Cello stands for Cell connection, Electrically, Low loss, Low stress and Optical absorption enhancement -- the LG NeON 2 was recognized this year for its "groundbreaking and technological innovation" with the InterSolar Europe Award for Photovaltaics.
The LG NeON 2 can achieve higher power output with 60 cells than most 72-cell modules. The 320W NeON 2 boasts 6.4 kWp capacity with 20 modules (60 cells), higher than other 60-cell modules. Of special interest to architects and builders who attended Greenbuild, the LG NeON 2 is ideal for those who want to maximize energy production potential within a limited rooftop space.
In addition to LG's role as platinum sponsor for Greenbuild 2015, LG was the leading technology provider for the Growing Green Center exhibit. Commissioned by USGBC and the Baltimore nonprofit Parks & People Foundation, in partnership with Building Design + Construction magazine, the exhibit was a sustainable modular training center featured at the two-day expo.
LG's major presence at Greenbuild came on the heels of the USGBC's New Jersey chapter honoring the company for "outstanding achievement and best practices in green building and sustainability." As USGBC NJ's top 2015 honoree, LG has been recognized for its corporate culture of environmental sustainability and for its $300-million LEED Platinum North American headquarters building project planned in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., that will benefit LG and the state of New Jersey, while protecting the iconic vistas and integrity of the national, natural and historic landmark known as Palisades Park.
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