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/

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Solar FlexRack to Attend Midwest Solar Expo in Minneapolis, MN

Youngstown, OH, May 17, 2017 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, will attend the Midwest Solar Expo being held at The Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota from May 22nd to the 24th.

Solar FlexRack will join more than 450 attendees at the 4th annual Midwest Solar Expo. The expo will feature sessions on emerging solar technology, business models, policies and financing mechanisms, market developments, community solar and micro grids distributed energy resources and energy management.  Attendees can take part in numerous breakout sessions over the three-day event and hear a breakfast keynote address by Jim Hughes, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Eos Energy Storage.

Steve Daniel, Sr. Vice President of Solar FlexRack said, “Solar FlexRack has been very active in the Midwestern solar market. Our solar racking and tracker solutions are particularly well-suited for this climate. We’re looking forward to meeting industry leaders at Midwest Solar Expo and sharing why solar project owners, developers, EPCs and installers select Solar FlexRack.”

Solar FlexRack, an industry-leading company delivering best-in-class engineered racking and solar tracker solutions that safeguard solar projects, will be available to share their customers’ success presentation with individuals interested in learning more. Please schedule a meeting in advance to talk with the Solar FlexRack team onsite.



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.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Solar FlexRack to Attend Solar Power Southeast Conference May 11-12 in Atlanta

Youngstown, OH, May 5, 2017 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, will attend the Solar Power Southeast Conference being held at The Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia from May 11th to the 12th. The solar industry event is presented by SEIA and SEPA.

Solar FlexRack will join over 300 companies at Solar Power Southeast. The focus of this conference is to bring together companies that are doing business in the southeastern United States, or would like to conduct more business in the region to discuss strategies, market trends, policy updates and numerous networking opportunities.  Attendees can even take part in several breakout sessions over the two-day event. 

Steve Daniel, Sr. Vice President of Solar FlexRack said, “While solar policies vary from state to state in the southeast, corporations and communities have a lot of influence in this area and are helping propel this regions solar installations. Solar FlexRack’s  solar trackers, fixed tilt racking and our ballasted solar racking solutions, paired with our world-class service, are an ideal fit for not just utility scale installations but for commercial solar and community solar gardens too. We are currently setting appointments to meet with new and existing customers during the conference to discuss how our solutions can help them cost-effectively go solar. 

Solar FlexRack, an industry-leading company delivering best-in-class engineered racking and solar tracker solutions that safeguardsolar projects, will be available to share their customers’ success presentation with individuals interested in learning more. Please schedule a meeting in advance to talk with the Solar FlexRack team onsite.

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.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Solar FlexRack to Attend Solar West Conference May 9-11 in Alberta

Youngstown, OH, May 4, 2017 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, will attend the Solar West Conference being held at The Westin in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from May 9th to the 11th. The solar industry event is organized by CanSIA and Deutsche Messe.

Solar FlexRack will join more than 400 attendees at Solar West, the leading conference for solar policy and market trends in Western Canada. The event also gives attendees the opportunity to network in Canada’s most influential solar markets.  Attendees can take part in several breakout sessions over the three-day event and hear a keynote address by The Honorable Shannon Phillips, Alberta Minister of Environment and Parks. 

Steve Daniel, Sr. Vice President of Solar FlexRack said, “We are looking forward to attending Solar West this year to update key industry personnel on our solar trackers, fixed tilt racking and our ballasted solar racking solutions. We are currently setting appointments to meet with new and existing customers. 

Solar FlexRack, an industry-leading company delivering best-in-class engineered racking and solar tracker solutions that safeguard solar projects, will be available to share their customers’ success presentation with individuals interested in learning more. Please schedule a meeting in advance to talk with the Solar FlexRack team onsite.


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 2, 2017

Solar FlexRack Selected for SunShare Community Solar Project Pipeline in Minnesota

Youngstown OH, May 2, 2017 -- Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and innovative leader in solar tracker, racking and services solutions, announced today that its G3P fixed tilt racking has been selected for a pipeline of 9 community solar projects totaling approximately 50 megawatts under development by SunShare, one of the largest community solar developers in the United States. The Solar FlexRack pre-assembled racking system was selected for its speed and ease of installation significantly reducing labor time and overall solar project costs. Two of the community solar projects, WakeSun (4.04 MW) and BentonSun (6.9 MW) are installed, fully subscribed and generating clean solar energy for the local communities. The BentonSun Community Solar Garden is owned by Benton Sun, LLC and the WakeSun Community Solar Garden, is owned by WakeSun LLC, and managed by Real Capital Solutions, an investment firm based out of Colorado.  Real Capital Solutions is a nationally-focused investor of work-out and value-add properties. The community solar garden is administered by SunShare Management, LLC.

Community solar is an inclusive new solar energy model offering energy consumers the opportunity to contribute to the generation of clean solar electricity without installing any equipment on their property. Benefits of these types of solar projects are not only supporting clean energy and reducing electricity bills, but supporting the local business economy and employment, along with contributing to a cleaner, healthier environment. The solar gardens are developed by SunShare, a national leader in community solar development.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with SunShare, an organization committed to a higher standard of quality in the community solar projects they construct,” said Steve Daniel, EVP of Solar FlexRack.

Solar Flex’s racking products and project services are a perfect match for community solar. Learn more about how Solar FlexRack's racking solutions accelerate the install time and protect solar gardens customers' investments.

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 solutions 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 SunShare
SunShare is one of the nation’s first and largest community solar companies. In 2011, SunShare helped redefine how people access solar energy by installing panels in nearby fields rather than on rooftops. Subscribers commit to a portion of the energy produced by the solar gardens, which in turn supplements their utility provider’s grid with clean, renewable energy. The utility company continues to deliver power to SunShare subscribers. As a result, everyone from homeowners to renters can make smart but simple decisions about their energy, while lowering their electricity bill and creating a healthier environment for the community. Learn more at mysunshare.com.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Solar FlexRack to Attend Solar Power Colorado 2017 Conference

Youngstown, OH, March 8, 2017 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracking solutions, will attend Solar Power Colorado at The Omni Resort and Conference Center in Broomfield, Colorado.  The event will take place March 13-15th and the conference theme is “Innovation:  Making Solar Mainstream.”

Steve Daniel, EVP of Solar FlexRack said, “We are excited to attend Solar Power Colorado to share our updates and network with other influential leaders in the industry.”

Solar FlexRack will join more than 500 attendees at Solar Power Colorado, the largest solar conference in the Rocky Mountain Region. Attendees have the opportunity to take part in several breakout sessions over the three-day event and enjoy keynote addresses including Dr. Martin Keller, Director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); Bill Ritter, Former Governor of Colorado; and Dr. Donna Lynne, Lieutenant Governor of Colorado.

Solar FlexRack, an industry-leading company delivering best-in-class, engineered racking and solar tracker solutions that safeguard solar projects, will be available to share their customers’ success presentation with individuals interested in learning how current utility-scale and commercial customers avoided common solar project pitfalls.

To schedule a meeting during Solar Power Colorado with Solar FlexRack, please visit the Events page of our website.


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.