Monday, July 9, 2018

Solar FlexRack Offers New Compatible Solar Tracker Solution For First Solar Series 6


Youngstown, OH, July 9th, 2018 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, announced today it has a new compatible solar tracker solution for First Solar’s Series 6 modules. The solution allows First Solar’s latest technologically advanced modules, known for delivering some of the highest energy yields in the industry on large-scale solar installations, to be quickly and easily mounted to Solar FlexRack’s advanced solar tracker technology.

Solar FlexRack’s new TDPTM 2.0 Turnkey Solar Tracker with BalanceTrac increases the size of modules per row (up to 72) and is optimized for 1000 or 1,500V solar modules. The new design lowers wear and tear on the tracker components and allows for shorter piles, just a few of the cost-saving features of the new product line.

“Solar FlexRack has worked closely with First Solar to develop this new solution for First Solar’s Series 6 modules. Series 6 is on track to be one of the most cost-efficient and highest performing modules in the industry. Combining these two technologies will deliver a solar power generation plant with exceptional performance and reliability,” said Steve Daniel, Executive Vice President of Solar FlexRack.

Solar FlexRack’s thin film solutions include TDP Solar Trackers and fixed tilt solutions for First Solar Series 4 and 6 and the latest Self Powered Solution for their solar trackers. Each solution offers a different set of benefits providing solar engineers with the design options they need to ensure their solar sites’ will perform to plan. Learn more at: http://solarflexrack.com/first-solar-series-4-and-6/.

Visit Solar FlexRack at Intersolar NA, at Booth # 9619 on Level 3, to see our latest solar trackers and mounting solutions.


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 1.8 GW of solar racking installations in 40 states across America and five countries globally. For more information, go to www.solarflexrack.com and follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

Conti Solar Advances Its National EPC Solar Services

With over 84 MW of solar projects underway in the Western US, the company expands its regional staff


Edison, NJ, July 9, 2018 - Conti Solar, a national solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), O&M and energy storage development company, announced today it is expanding its regional staff to support its growing operation west of the Mississippi. The company currently has over 84 MW of solar projects in various stages of construction in California, Minnesota, Illinois, and Utah. The solar power generation projects include distributed generation, commercial and industrial, community solar, landfill solar, agricultural and energy storage.

Conti Solar is expanding its regional teams to support the density of its western and midwestern operations. New staff are partnered with tenured team members to ensure their work aligns with Conti’s quality and safety standards.

“As a national EPC with a long established business in construction, we bring an extraordinary depth of knowledge, resources and a tremendous network of connections we have cultivated over a significant period of time. We are one company that can work across states, offering our customers national support for their solar investments,” said Matthew Skidmore, CEO of Conti Solar.

Conti Solar’s clients include some of the largest utilities in the country, global institutional investment groups, major ESCOs and solar developers. As the company continues to expand its operations, this growth phase will ensure there are sufficient expert staff to take on additional multi-state contracts, and maintain Conti’s high levels of customer satisfaction. Approximately 40 percent of Conti Solar’s clientele are repeat customers, a testament to the strength of the company’s full turnkey EPC services. Conti Solar currently has successfully installed over 500 MW of solar projects and has a pipeline 300 MW of solar project portfolios in construction nationally.

To learn more about employment opportunities at Conti Solar’s, visit https://www.contisolar.com/careers/current-openings.

About Conti Solar
Conti Solar is a national EPC, O&M, and energy storage development company. Our attention to detail, flawless execution and collaborative culture has enabled us to successfully develop and install over 500 MW of solar projects since our early initiatives in 2008. We leverage established partnerships with solar developers, IPPs, utilities, off-takers, suppliers and landowners to streamline project development, design, construction and operations, driving down project costs and creating value across all project stakeholders. A member of The Conti Group, Conti Solar is well positioned with a diversified network of industry experts and the financial wherewithal to be a trusted, long-term partner. Learn more at www.contisolar.com.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Solar FlexRack to Exhibit at Intersolar North America July 10-12 in San Francisco


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Youngstown, OH, June 29, 2018 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, will exhibit at Intersolar North America (NA) being held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from July 10th to the 12th.  The conference is North America’s most attended solar event and is co-located with EES North America, the leading conference for the electrical energy storage industry. Intersolar’s global mission is uniting people and companies around the world with the aim of increasing the share of solar power in our energy supply.

Solar FlexRack will join over 450 exhibitors and 16,000 attendees at Intersolar NA, the premier networking platform for the North American solar industry.  This year’s opening ceremony will include the 2018 Intersolar Champion of Change Lifetime Achievement being awarded to California State Governor, Edmund G. Brown Jr. The event’s exhibitions will focus on photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage and solar thermal technologies. Since Intersolar was established in 2008, it has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the global solar industry.

Steve Daniel, Executive Vice President of Solar FlexRack said, “We are ready to share the innovations we made in recent months with conference attendees. We’ve expanded our product lines to include solar tracker and fixed tilt solutions for First Solar Series 4 and 6, fixed tilt solutions for Solar Frontier, a solar ground screw foundation solution, along with a Self Powered Solar Tracker solution. Through these advancements, Solar FlexRack continues to give developers and EPCs the flexibility they need to deliver higher quality and performance in large-scale solar plants.”

Solar FlexRack is an industry-leading company delivering best-in-class engineered racking and solar tracker solutions that safeguard solar projects. Representatives from Solar FlexRack will be available to discuss their innovative approach and their customers’ successes with individuals interested in learning more. Please schedule a meeting in advance to meet with the Solar FlexRack team onsite or visit Solar FlexRack’s booth #9619, on Level 3, to see the company’s latest products.

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 1.8 GW of solar racking installations in 40 states across America and five countries globally. For more information, go to www.solarflexrack.com and follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.