FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – September 15, 2014 – Melink Corporation recently developed and installed the largest rooftop solar PV system in the Midwest on property owned by Equity Industrial Partners Corp. (EIP). The system is estimated to produce more than 4.1 million kWh annually. This system, composed of 12,264 modules on approximately 600,000 square feet of rooftop space, was installed on a new mechanically fastened roof on Rockville road. Power began flowing on August 19, 2014.
The system supports EIP’s initiatives to be a good environmental steward. The solar facility will be connected to Indianapolis Power & Light Company’s (IPL) distribution system, making it part of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) program for an investor-owned utility in the Midwest. The energy produced equates to providing electricity to power 360 average American homes per year and removing over 2,722 metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year.
“This solar array is the perfect application for almost 14 acres of rooftop area that would otherwise provide no additional use”, said Donald Levine, Principal at EIP. “Equity
Industrial Partners is extremely pleased to be a participant in IPL’s Rate REP and by the exemplary fashion in which our EPC partner, Melink, executed the installation of this PV project.”
Cincinnati-based Melink was the developer of the project and performed the engineering, procurement, and construction services. Melink’s financing partners include U.S. Bancorp and Union Bank & Trust.
“Melink is very excited and proud to be the project developer and EPC of the largest rooftop solar PV array in the Midwest, and to be partnering with Equity Industrial Partners and Indianapolis Power & Light Company to expand solar generation in the Midwest,” said Steve Melink, President of Melink Corporation.
About Equity Industrial Partners
Equity Industrial Partners (EIP) is a privately held developer and operator of industrial warehouse and distribution facilities throughout the United States. Since the firm’s inception in 1995, EIP has acquired and developed over 50 million square feet of industrial property and is responsible for in excess of $1.5 billion in property investments. Please visit www.equityindustrial.com.
About Melink Corporation
Melink provides energy savings for their customers through HVAC commissioning services, demand ventilation controls for commercial kitchens, and solar power projects. In effort to mainstream the value of environmental sustainability, Melink operates in a LEED Platinum and Net Zero Energy office building, making it the greenest building in Ohio. Please visit www.www.melinksolar.com.