Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Solar FlexRack TDP Turnkey Trackers Solution is Installed in Nebraska’s Largest Solar Plant, Owned and Operated by Enerparc Inc.

Youngstown OH, Sept. 6th, 2016 - Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and tracking solutions, announced today the largest solar power generation plant in Nebraska is installed with its TDP Turnkey Trackers Solution. The tracking solution is an optimized technology bundled with a full suite of solar project services and support for commercial and utility-scale solar installations. The milestone 5 MW project, located just outside of Lincoln, Nebraska, was built and financed by Enerparc Inc., and installed by NESCO.

Delivering the industry’s lowest total cost solar project solution, the TDP Turnkey Trackers put a world-class team of experts at the service of project developers, EPCs and installers. Enerparc, a growing project development company in the US with more than 1.6 GW of solar installed worldwide, selected the TDP Trackers (single-axis) for the Holdrege Solar Center based on Solar FlexRack’s track record of success.

Florent Abadie, CEO of Enerparc Inc. said, “We selected Solar FlexRack TDP Trackers based on our previous successful experience with Solar FlexRack, and especially because of the great turnkey services packaged with the product ensuring a smooth installation. Once again, we were not disappointed.”

“Enerparc is conscious of the important balance between costs and quality. They pay meticulous attention to the work they do and build quality solar projects that investors can bank on,” said Steve Daniel, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Solar FlexRack.

During construction, Enerparc reported that almost 40% of the construction crew was hired locally. The project was commissioned on schedule and is operational. It is offsetting 5,300 tons of CO2 annually and is generating enough solar electricity to power 900 homes.

 More about Solar FlexRack Solar Trackers

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 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 GW of solar racking installations in 32 states across America and five countries globally. For more information, visit www.solarflexrack.com

About Enerparc Inc.

Enerparc Inc. is a privately-held corporation specializing in the development, financing, construction and operation of solar photovoltaic power plants. Enerparc has built over 1.6 GW of capacity, owns over 950 MW and operates about 1.2 GW of operating assets. These unique achievements position Enerparc as the second largest solar investor in Europe. With its in-house specialists, Enerparc is capable of meeting all needs – development, legal/financial structuring, engineering, construction and operation – for distributed generation projects in the 1 to 20 MW range.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Radian Generation Will Showcase LENS™, Its Leading-Edge Asset Management Software Solution, At Solar Power International 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA August 30, 2016  Radian Generation (RadianGEN), a leading independent asset management and operations and maintenance (O&M) firm providing comprehensive software and services to solar project owners, will showcase its LENS asset management software solution at Solar Power International 2016 (SPI). RadianGEN will be presenting on-demand demos in their exhibition area of booth #1171.

RadianGEN’s proprietary LENS software helps asset managers work smarter and delivers higher returns on their renewable energy investments. Project owners can learn from their portfolios, reduce risk and enhance continuity planning with a single, centralized platform that consolidates key project information, data feeds, ticketing, performance analytics and administrative processes. The LENS software empowers teams to work more productively and make better decisions by putting the right data at their fingertips when they need it. LENS is available as a stand-alone Software as a Service (SaaS) or in combination with RadianGEN’s solar asset management services.

Chad Sachs, CEO of RadianGEN, said, “RadianGEN’s success is built on our proven track record of solar asset management, project development, and field work. Our team actively manages over 500MW of solar and wind projects. We have channeled our operating experience and best practices into the LENS software tool. This direct experience differentiates our software from competitors and delivers better value to our customers.”

Radian Generation staff and executives will be available throughout SPI 2016 held Tuesday, Sept. 13th through Thursday, Sept. 15th at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall. Ask for the LENS demo at SPI, or for more information, visit http://radiangen.com/technology/.


Solar Power International brings together the entire solar industry — from innovative start-ups to well-established solar providers — and more than 15,000 attendees to share insights, innovations, and information. Registration for SPI 2016 is now open.

About Radian Generation:
Radian Generation is a leading independent full service asset management firm providing best-in-class software, services and O&M. RadianGEN is a growing team of solar industry veterans, with proprietary technology and processes that deliver best-in-class solar asset management and field services. RadianGEN provides project investors, lenders, and operators with comprehensive management services and software necessary to ensure their projects perform contractually, technically and financially.  The team works with leading infrastructure funds, national utilities, developers, IPPs, and O&M providers to generate higher ROI on solar assets. RadianGEN currently provides asset management services to over 520MW of solar and wind assets under management across the Americas, Canada, and the Caribbean. To learn more, please visit www.radiangen.com

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Solar FlexRack to Exhibit at Solar Power International 2016

Youngstown OH, August 11th, 2016- Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting solutions, is joining a robust list of more than 600 exhibitors at Solar Power International, September 12–15 in Las Vegas, NV.

See the Products
Solar FlexRack’s latest products will be on display at Solar Power International 2016 in the North Hall, Booth #923. Feature products include the G3-x Series FlexRack Series B Cast in Place (CIP), and the FlexRack Turnkey TDP Trackers™.

G3-X Series – The smartest, most cost-effective racking solution with nearly 1.5 GW installed.

FlexRack Series B CIP - The latest, most cost-effective and easily installed Cast-in-Place (CIP) Ballasted ground mount system for PV solar on landfills, brownfields and water-saturated terrain where no, or little soil penetration is allowed.

FlexRack TurnkeyTDP Trackers™  - The only true tracker solution provided with full design, installation, and commissioning services.

To acquaint attendees with the company’s best-in-class Tracker, Racking and Project Services, Solar FlexRack’s world-class team of engineers, field services reps, project managers and executive leadership will be available throughout the show to discuss the features, benefits, and the world-class service that’s synonymous with the name Solar FlexRack.

Schedule an Appointment
To be sure Solar FlexRack’s team has an opportunity to fully discuss your project, or provide detailed information about their tracker and racking products and project services, please schedule an appointment now.

About Solar Power International
One of Trade Show Executive’s Fastest Top 50 honorees for 2014 and 2015, as well as a Gold 100 Show for six years and a TSNN Top 250 trade show, Solar Power International brings together the entire solar industry — from innovative start-ups to well-established solar providers — and more than 15,000 attendees to share insights, innovations, and information.  Registration for SPI 2016 is now open. Discounts are available for members of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Alliance (SEPA).  

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 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 GW of solar racking installations in 32 states across America and five countries globally.  More information on Solar FlexRack can be found at www.solarflexrack.com

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Clean Footprint Recognized for Providing Jobs and Clean Energy in Maryland, Massachusetts, and Florida

The Solar Power World Top 500 Solar Contractors List includes Cape Canaveral-based solar firm, which scaled to the rank of #107 in 2016 from #477 in 2015 

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL—Solar power is a booming business worldwide, but national installer Clean Footprint is among the companies recently named to an annual and well-recognized list of North America’s top solar contractors. Clean Footprint achieved a rank of #107 out of 500 solar companies, an impressive increase from the rank of #477 in 2015. The firm is also ranked #35 in the segmented list of 2016 Top Solar Contractors who primarily work in the commercial market, another notable increase in ranking from #157 in 2015’s list.

The Top 500 Solar Contractors List is developed by Solar Power World magazine to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the U.S. and Canada. The companies on the list are growing the economy, providing jobs and offering electricity consumers a choice about how they get their power. The list was released July 26.

 “The companies on this year’s list exude solar-business brilliance, and they deserve to be recognized not only for being great companies but also for how their work positively impacts the environment,” said Kathie Zipp, managing editor of Solar Power World. Solar energy is a renewable resource with great potential to significantly reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, a national solar industry association.

 Clean Footprint installed 8.40 MW of solar in 2015. The company, as a developer, owner and operator of distributed solar arrays, specializes in providing complete solar financing solutions for commercial property owners and was ranked as an applicant for this award according to their influence in the North American industry in 2015.

 Clean Footprint works amid a burgeoning business market. The U.S. solar market is expected to grow 119% this year, according to global research firm GTM Research. While a majority of solar electricity is produced at large, utility-scale solar power plants, the greatest numbers of solar jobs are located with companies like Clean Footprint—firms doing the work to bring clean energy to the public.

 “No one can deny that local companies are supporting the growth of the solar industry and the economy as a whole,” Zipp said. “Our Top Solar Contractors are the face of the industry—meeting homeowners and business leaders on doorsteps every day.”

About Solar Power World 
 Solar Power World (SPW) is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology. Since 2011, SPW has helped solar contractors—including installers, developers and EPCs in all markets—grow their businesses and do their jobs better. SPW is published by WTWH Media in Cleveland, Ohio.

About Clean Footprint 
Located in Central Florida, Clean Footprint is fully engaged in solar development, financing, EPC, solar monitoring, and the operation and maintenance of mid-sized commercial solar projects and tax-exempt organizations like municipalities, schools and churches. Clean Footprint works together with solar developers to bring solar PV projects to fruition that are reliable, cost effective, and sustainable. For more information, visit http://clean-footprint.com or phone (321) 613-4424.

Case Study: Solar Frontier CIS modules installed on two Indiana utility-scale projects

Located just 30 minutes apart are two of the largest solar power generation plants in their respective counties of Indiana. They make up almost 10% of the total install capacity of the state which was reported at 150 MW in 2015.

Installed with over 84,000 Solar Frontier CIS modules, the two solar power plants were developed by Cypress Creek Renewables (CCR), a national solar energy provider. CCR partners with local communities and utilities to build regional solar farms, thus increasing access to clean energy that is available at or below market costs. The solar projects were both constructed by Vaughn Industries, based in northwestern Ohio. Vaughn, a regional electrical contractor with over 50 years of experience, has installed over 200 MW of solar power projects.

Read the entire Case Study now!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Solar FlexRack Announces Webinar: Insider’s Secrets To Reducing Project Costs Through Racking Services and Solutions

Youngstown OH, May 9, 2016- Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting solutions, announced today an upcoming webinar the company is presenting on Solar Power World in partnership with Bombard Renewable Energy.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 11:30 am EST, 8:30am PST. It is slated to be one hour in length and is titled, “Insider’sSecrets To Reducing Project Costs Through Racking Services and Solutions.”

About the Webinar
Utility-scale and commercial solar project installations can pose unique challenges and the devil is always in the details. During this webinar a leading EPC, Bombard Renewable Energy discusses how they resolved racking and installation challenges. Additionally, the webinar will highlight milestone solar installations and walk through aspects of each, including a 17 MW project that effectively addressed irregular terrain and the protection of a regional endangered species.

Attendees will also gain insight on:

·       How to reduce risks and save money on PV foundation design
·       How this EPC expert dealt with challenging site conditions (including sloping terrain, ground clearance issues, etc.)
·       How services can increase your capabilities and cut costs (value engineering, project management, etc.)

Speakers include: Bo Balzar, Operations Manager for Bombard Renewable Energy, Steve Daniel, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Solar FlexRack, Brian M. Flood, P.E., Director of Engineering, Solar FlexRack, and Kelly Pickerel, Associate Editor and Moderator for Solar Power World.


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 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 GW of solar racking installations in 32 states across America and five countries globally.  More information on Solar FlexRack can be found at www.solarflexrack.com

For Solar FlexRack media inquiries, please contact:
Jill Hansen 
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Tel: +1 925-997-5956

Ryan Petruska
Solar FlexRack
Tel: 330-799-1855