Greentech Lead America: North American Roofing has kicked
off the installation of the third largest solar roofing project in the United
The company will install more than 1.7 million square
feet of roofing and 730,000 square feet of solar laminate panels on the IKEA
distribution center located in Perryville, Md.
The third largest solar roofing project will take
approximately 5 months to complete the project.
“Working with a household name like IKEA is exciting for
us, and when complete the solar roof will add substantially more energy to the
power grid than the distribution center will pull from the grid,” said Brian
Verble, CEO of North American Roofing.
The 34,000 solar laminate panels will generate and add
4.2 MW to the power grid.
The scale and scope of the project, equivalent to almost
36 football fields, underscores IKEA’s commitment to sustainability.
“While we want to be the most trusted, respected and best
commercial roofing company in the U.S., we’re much more than that. North
American Roofing is creating a positive effect on our region’s economy and
community, and the communities in which we work, especially when it is needed
most,” Verble added.
North American Roofing specializes in commercial and
industrial low-slope roof system installation, repair and preventative
maintenance programs. The company has installed and serviced more than 650
million square feet of roofing on more than 9,500 facilities across the United
States in its 33-year history.