Monday, October 30, 2017

Solar FlexRack to Attend Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association’s (MnSEIA) Midwest Gateway to Solar Conference 2017

Youngstown, OH, October 30th, 2017 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative product and solutions leader in solar mounting and solar trackers, will attend the fourth annual MnSEIA Midwest Gateway to Solar Conference in Minneapolis. The conference will take place November 14th & 15th, 2017.

Steve Daniel, EVP of Sales and Marketing for Solar FlexRack said, “Minnesota’s clean energy policies combined with federal incentives have grown solar capacity in the state from 266 MW in 2016 to 552 MW today (according to GTM Research) with over 2,872 employed in the state’s solar industry. We support MnSEIA and these types of events that not only educate and inform us about the regional solar market, but continue to help grow the industry and local jobs.”

Solar FlexRack will join more than 300 attendees at the MnSEIA conference this year. They will be promoting their newest solar tracker, TDP 2.0 with advanced BalanceTrac technology that enables increased energy yields in solar projects. The Solar FlexRack team, including Sasha Honsl, Solar FlexRack’s Director of Business Development, will attend the conference with solar industry practitioners from all over the country to take part in educational sessions and networking events presented by influential leaders in the solar community. 

About Solar FlexRack
fixed tilt ground mount and single-axis solar trackers in the commercial and utility scale, solar mounting industry. Solar FlexRack also offers full turnkey packages, including engineering, geotechnical, pullout testing, field, layout, and installation services to address the actual site conditions of an installation, providing a full scope of services from design to delivery and installation. Solar FlexRack has completed more than 1.5 GW of solar racking installations in 32 states across America and five countries globally. For more information, please visit www.solarflexrack.com and follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.
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To schedule a meeting during the MnSEIA conference with Solar FlexRack, visit the Events page of our website.
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Monday, September 11, 2017

Solar FlexRack Selected for Superfund Solar Site in Vermont

Youngstown, OH, Sept. 11, 2017 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in solar tracker, mounting and project support services, announced today its fixed tilt FlexRack Series B3P-X has been selected and installed in the Elizabeth Mine Solar Project on the Superfund site in Strafford and Thetford, Vermont. The 7-megawatt dc solar power generation plant developed by Greenwood Energy, Brightfields Development and Wolfe Energy and installed by Conti Solar (the turnkey EPC contractor), is the finishing touch on a major remediation project that transformed unused landfill to a renewable energy generation site delivering enough electricity to power 1,200 homes.

Steve Daniel, EVP, Solar FlexRack said, “we are honored to have been selected for a Superfund Project that has restored a healthy balance to an environmentally challenged site and transformed it to a productive renewable energy power plant. Congratulations to Greenwood Energy and to all who worked on the successful Elizabeth Mine Superfund Project.”

William Bushnell, Director of Engineering, Greenwood Energy said, “Greenwood Energy selected the highest quality equipment providers to participate in the Elizabeth Mine Superfund Solar Project. We want to thank all of the agencies who supported the development of this solar project including the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.”

Work on the Elizabeth Mine Solar Project included the upgrade of the regional substation and power lines to the town of Strafford resulting in an improved electrical system that upgraded the reliability of the entire system benefitting the residents of the community. The Superfund project transformed the region to a healthier environment and turned unused landfill into a sustainable solar power generation plant. To learn more about the Elizabeth Mine Superfund visit http://solarflexrack.com/resources/case-studies/elizabeth-mines/.



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About Solar FlexRack
Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals, is an integrated solar company that offers custom-designed, fixed tilt ground mount and single-axis solar tracking systems in the commercial and utility scale, solar mounting industry. Solar FlexRack also offers full turnkey packages, including engineering, geotechnical, pullout testing, field, layout, and installation services to address the actual site conditions of an installation, providing a full scope of services from design to delivery and installation. Solar FlexRack has completed more than 1.5 GW of solar racking installations in 32 states across America and five countries globally. For more information, go to www.solarflexrack.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Solar FlexRack to Attend Solar Power International 2017 in Las Vegas

Youngstown, OH, August 29, 2017 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in solar tracker, mounting and project support services, will be exhibiting at Solar Power International.  Solar Power International (SPI) has been named the fastest growing and largest solar show in North America by Trade Show Executive and Trade Show News Network.  

Solar FlexRack will be displaying their new TDPTM 2.0 Turnkey Tracker with BalanceTrac amongst their other premium racking solutions. Steve Daniel, Sr. Vice President of Solar FlexRack said, “With the addition of Solar FlexRack’s new advanced solar tracker, we now offer one of the best selections of solar racking and tracker solutions for utility, commercial and community solar projects.”

Solar FlexRack will join more than 600 exhibitors and 18,000 solar energy industry professionals from 80+ countries at Solar Power International. The industry event will present peer-led educational programming designed to exchange ideas, share lessons learned, provide solutions for solar businesses across the industry and much more. 
Solar FlexRack, an industry-leading company delivering best-in-class engineered racking and solar tracker solutions, will be available at Booth #2538 to share more information on their next-generation TDP 2.0 Turnkey Tracker. Schedule a private onsite preview of the new tracker solution in advance or visit Solar FlexRack at the Exhibition Hall.


About Solar FlexRack
Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals, is an integrated solar company that offers custom-designed, fixed tilt ground mount and single-axis solar tracker systems in the commercial and utility scale solar mounting industry. Solar FlexRack also offers full turnkey packages, including engineering, geotechnical, pullout testing, field, layout, and installation services, to address the actual site conditions of an installation, providing a full scope of services from design to delivery and installation. Solar FlexRack has completed more than 1.5 GW of solar racking installations in 32 states across America and five countries globally. For more information, go to 
www.solarflexrack.com and follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Solar Webinar: Dealing with Difficult Sites

Dealing with Difficult Sites: Real-World Challenges and Solutions for Installing Utility & Commercial Solar Projects


Join the discussion when 3 industry leaders in solar project management present how they approached utility and commercial solar installations on difficult sites. They'll walk us through what they encountered and how they overcame the challenges. These accomplished solar experts will also discuss how simple oversights can ultimately result in costly errors. The latter part of the program will be an open question and answer period. Participants can drill down into the projects presented or bring some of their own challenges for expert input. 

Participants will learn:
  • How several difficult utility & commercial solar installation challenges were met and resolved
  • Valuable insider perspective on solar module, racking and tracker installation
  • Highlights of areas that could create cost savings in solar project installation

Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
REGISTER HERE

Monday, July 10, 2017

Solar FlexRack to Preview their New TDP 2.0 Turnkey Tracker with BalanceTrac at Intersolar North America 2017

Youngstown, OH, July 10, 2017 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in solar tracker, mounting and project support services, announced it will preview its new TDP 2.0 Turnkey Tracker at Intersolar N.A, July 11-13th. The TDP Tracker’s new advanced design, BalanceTrac, increases solar power systems’ energy yields and reduces installation risks and costs. Bundled with industry-leading project support services for commercial and utility-scale solar installations, Solar FlexRack’s next-generation solar tracker solution offers more modules per row, greater rotational range, lower parts count and more granular programmable technology to mitigate inclement climatic conditions. These are just a few of the design features that translate to simpler, faster installation time and cost-savings across a solar project budget.

The TDP Trackers’ efficient design, with low parts count and ease in modules installation, accelerates project implementation time, and safeguards solar modules by avoiding the need to apply pressure that could lead to module microcracks, cell string ribbon disconnection or frame breakage.

Steve Daniel, EVP of Solar FlexRack said, “With a powerful reputation for reliable, robust technology, and best-in-the-business engineering and support services, Solar FlexRack has upgraded our full service tracker solution for greater flexibility in our product line.”

Exhibiting at Booth #9617 of the Intersolar Exhibition Hall at Moscone West, the Solar FlexRack team is available to schedule private previews and offer a more in-depth overview of the new TDP 2.0 Tracker with BalanceTrac. Please visit the Solar FlexRack website to schedule your preview.


About Solar FlexRack
Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals, is an integrated solar company that offers custom-designed, fixed tilt ground mount and single-axis solar tracking systems in the commercial and utility scale, solar mounting industry. Solar FlexRack also offers full turnkey packages, including engineering, geotechnical, pullout testing, field, layout, and installation services to address the actual site conditions of an installation, providing a full scope of services from design to delivery and installation. Solar FlexRack has completed more than 1.5 GW of solar racking installations in 32 states across America and five countries globally. For more information, go to www.solarflexrack.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Solar FlexRack to Attend Intersolar North America in San Francisco

Youngstown, OH, June 29, 2017 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in solar tracker, mounting and project support services, will be exhibiting at Intersolar North America. Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the global solar industry. The conference is being held at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from July 11th to the 13th.
In addition to showcasing their premium solar racking and TDPTM Tracker solution, Solar FlexRack will also be premiering their new TDPTM 2.0 Turnkey Tracker with BalanceTrac.
Steve Daniel, Sr. Vice President of Solar FlexRack said, “Our new design has caught the attention of leading solar developers and EPCs due to the level of reliability the solution will provide, along with the reduction in solar project risks and costs inherent in the BalanceTrac product.”
Solar FlexRack will join more than 500 exhibitors and 18,000 visitors at Intersolar North America. The focus of the exhibition and conference will be on the areas of photovoltaics (PV), PV production technologies, energy storage and solar thermal technologies. Last year the conference featured 39 sessions and 23 workshops with more than 200 speakers.
Solar FlexRack, an industry-leading company delivering best-in-class engineered racking and solar trackersolutions that safeguard solar projects, will be available to share more information on the next-generation TDP 2.0 Turnkey Tracker. Schedule a private onsite preview of the new tracker solution in advance or visit Solar FlexRack at Booth #9617.
About Solar FlexRack
Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals, is an integrated solar company that offers custom-designed, fixed tilt ground mount and single-axis solar tracker systems in the commercial and utility scale solar mounting industry. Solar FlexRack also offers full turnkey packages, including engineering, geotechnical, pullout testing, field, layout, and installation services, to address the actual site conditions of an installation, providing a full scope of services from design to delivery and installation. Solar FlexRack has completed more than 1.5 GW of solar racking installations in 32 states across America and five countries globally. For more information, go to www.solarflexrack.com and follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Solar FlexRack to Install 14 MW of Solar Trackers with Coldwell Solar in Agricultural Projects

Youngstown, OH, May 30, 2017 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, announced its solar pipeline agreement of 14 MW to install their TDP™ Turnkey Solar Trackers in twelve installations in California for Coldwell Solar.

Steve Daniel, EVP of Solar FlexRack said, “Coldwell Solar’s in-depth experience and proven track record has made them the top solar provider serving the agricultural market. Solar FlexRack is pleased to be selected as the supply partner for these solar projects.”

Agricultural operations benefit from distributed solar energy generation that can significantly reduce their electricity costs, stabilize rates and support energy independence. Solar FlexRack’s TDP™ Turnkey Tracker is an ideal solution for these types of projects. The TDP solar trackers include a full suite of project services and support ensuring projects avoid installation pitfalls. The TDP Tracker bundle ensures systems are constructed for long-term performance and reliability ultimately saving costs on solar project budgets.

“Coldwell Solar performs a thorough inspection of a property to determine the most appropriate, site-specific, solar solution that maximizes cost savings. Solar FlexRack’s TDP Turnkey Solar Trackers were the optimal solution for these agricultural installations ensuring successful projects”, said David Hood, CEO, Coldwell Solar.

There are a variety of financial options and incentives available for agricultural businesses exploring installing solar. Coldwell Solar is dedicated to helping customers reduce their utility bills and take advantage of the cost benefits available to them in California. To learn more email info@coldwellsolar.com.


About Solar FlexRack
Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals, is an integrated solar company that offers custom-designed, fixed tilt ground mount and single-axis solar tracking systems in the commercial and utility scale, solar mounting industry. Solar FlexRack also offers full turnkey packages, including engineering, geotechnical, pullout testing, field, layout, and installation services to address the actual site conditions of an installation, providing a full scope of services from design to delivery and installation. Solar FlexRack has completed more than 1.5 GW of solar racking installations in 32 states across America and five countries globally. For more information, go to www.solarflexrack.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Coldwell Solar

Founded in 1986, Coldwell Solar, Inc. is based in Rocklin, with offices in Visalia, Burbank and Petaluma, California. The company offers superior standards of professionalism and integrity in the building of long-lasting solar installations that provide the highest energy output – with significant savings on energy costs. Transparency and ongoing service support to customers, coupled with integrity in all of the company’s work, is the bedrock of Coldwell Solar’s business values. Highly-skilled employees bring unmatched power system engineering and project management experience from the solar, construction and energy management industries. A significant part of that expertise is the result of the company’s history of innovation in design, engineering and construction. Learn more at https://coldwellsolar.com/