Granite Construction installs 1-MW solar system at Californian facility
Oct 20, 2011 - Granite Construction Co, a unit of US civil builder Granite Construction Inc (NYSE:GVA), said earlier this week it had completed a 1-MW solar power project at one of its construction materials facilities in California.
The system is to trim by more than a half the carbon dioxide emissions of the facility, the company said. The solar power installation was built using copper indium diselenide (CIS) thin-film solar modules produced by Japanese Solar Frontier, part of Showa Shell Sekiyu (TYO:5002).
Through the project Granite Construction adopts California's Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), which requires that greenhouse gas emission levels in the state be cut to 1990 levels by 2020.