Friday, September 21, 2018

Solar FlexRack Will Feature First Solar Series 6 Racking Solutions at Solar Power International, September 25-27 in Anaheim, California


Youngstown, OH, September 21st, 2018Solar 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 2018. Solar FlexRack will feature their First Solar racking solutions for Series 6 and demonstrating their newest solar tracker, TDPTM 2.0 Turnkey Tracker with BalanceTrac, along with their other premium racking technologies. Solar Power International (SPI) sets the standard for solar events and has been named the fastest growing and largest solar show in North America.

Steve Daniel, Executive Vice President of Solar FlexRack said, “During the show we’ll be showcasing our TDP Solar Tracker solutions which are adaptable to First Solar’s landmark Series 6 (S6) modules. Our innovative S6 tracker solution delivers higher performance, increased energy yields and go hand-in-hand with Solar FlexRack’s ultra-reliable products and services.” 

Solar Power International (SPI) sets the standard for solar events and has been named the fastest growing and largest solar show in North America. More than 750 exhibitors and 20,000 solar energy industry professionals from 80+ countries will attend Solar Power International. The industry event presents unique educational and networking opportunities to learn and expand solar businesses.
Solar FlexRack will be available at Booth #1212 to share more information on their First Solar tracker and racking solutions and their next-generation TDP 2.0 Turnkey Tracker. Schedule a private onsite preview of the new tracker solution 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 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.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Conti Solar Constructing the Largest Solar Project in Rhode Island

Full Service EPC, Conti Solar Is Building the Largest Solar Installation in Rhode Island for Leading Northeastern Solar Project Developer, Southern Sky Renewable Energy.

Edison, NJ, Sept. 17th, 2018 - Conti Solar, a national solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), O&M and energy storage company, announced that it is providing full turnkey EPC services for the largest solar installation to date in Rhode Island. Developed by Southern Sky Renewable Energy, the 21.3 megawatt (MW), Gold Meadow Farms solar project is being constructed in Cranston, Rhode Island. When completed, this solar project will generate clean solar energy for the City of Providence, significantly reduce the capital city’s energy costs and contribute to the state’s Clean Energy Portfolio.

The solar project spans over 100 acres of rugged, rocky terrain. With approximately 53,000 solar panels and 130 string inverters to be installed, the project will employ hundreds of people across the state. In addition, it will drive tens of thousands of dollars in revenue into the communities, through local businesses and taxes. The Gold Meadow Farms solar project is expected to be completed in early 2019.

Lindsay McGovern, Vice President of Southern Sky said, “Conti Solar has collaborated with our team to rapidly resolve any challenges we face. They are resourceful and responsive. This type of reliability is an important trait for an EPC provider.”

Conti Solar is a leading solar EPC in Rhode Island and builds some of the largest and highest profile projects in the state. The Gold Meadow Farms solar project is one of over 45 MW of projects that Conti Solar is currently constructing in the ocean state. The company’s substantial track record and project experience across solar subsegments including agriculture, landfill, community solar, and large-scale projects drive reliability in efficient project completion for solar developers, utilities and independent power producers. Both Southern Sky and Conti Solar are known for their exceptional problem-solving skills and their dedication to delivering high quality solar projects.

“Southern Sky’s regional knowledge and experience is critical to the success of challenging solar installations. We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with a developer who is focused on executing projects the right way, the first time,” said Eric Millard, Chief Commercial Officer of Conti Solar.

Learn more about Conti Solar and the Gold Meadow Farms solar project.

About Conti Solar
Conti Solar is a national EPC, O&M, and energy storage 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. Majority-owned by Ares EIF with a minority position retained by the Conti Group, Conti Solar is well positioned with a diversified network of industry experts and the financial resources to be a trusted, long-term partner. Learn more at www.contisolar.com.

About Southern Sky Renewable Energy
Southern Sky Renewable Energy, the leading Northeastern renewables energy developer, leverage their decades of experience to build and operate high quality, large-scale solar power facilities. They help clients reduce and stabilize their energy bills with sustainable clean energy, support local job creation, and protect the environment. Learn more at http://southernskyrenewable.com.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Conti Solar Selected to Construct 35 MW Solar Energy Portfolio for Southern Sky Renewable Energy in Rhode Island


Full Service EPC, Conti Solar Selected by Southern Sky for 5 Solar Projects in Rhode Island 

Edison, NJ, Sept. 4th, 2018 - Conti Solar, a national solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), O&M and energy storage company, announced today that it was selected to provide full turnkey EPC services for Southern Sky Renewable Energy’s 35 MW solar project portfolio. Headquartered in Warwick, Rhode Island, Southern Sky is the region’s leading renewable energy developer. The five projects in the portfolio include brownfield, landfill, and greenfield projects and are located in the towns of Warwick, Cranston and Johnston in central Rhode Island. When completed, the projects will generate local, clean solar power, contribute to the state’s Clean Energy Portfolio and reduce energy costs significantly. The communities will also reap environmental benefits from repurposing unusable landfills into productive renewable energy farms.

“When we work with Conti Solar on a project, they work as a value-add partner that seeks to resolve issues and streamline projects’ costs to benefit stakeholders. They excel at completing high performance solar systems and we value the experience and deep technical knowledge they bring to projects,” said Lindsay McGovern, Vice President of Southern Sky.
Solar landfill and brownfield projects require a greater level of expertise to ensure sites are safely managed and work is executed and documented to specifications. Both Southern Sky and Conti Solar are known for their dedication to completing high quality solar projects that meet strict requirements.
“We share Southern Sky’s quality-driven application toward solar project development and installation. We are very proud to work with them on these solar projects that are helping Rhode Island meet their 1,000 megawatts by 2020 clean energy goal,” said Eric Millard, Chief Commercial Officer of Conti Solar.
To learn more about Conti Solar and Southern Sky’s 35 MW solar projects portfolio, visit www.contisolar.com.

About Conti Solar
Conti Solar is a national EPC, O&M, and energy storage 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. Majority-owned by Ares EIF with a minority position retained by the Conti Group, Conti Solar is well positioned with a diversified network of industry experts and the financial resources to be a trusted, long-term partner. Learn more at www.contisolar.com.

About Southern Sky Renewable Energy
Southern Sky Renewable Energy, the leading Northeastern renewables energy developer, leverage their decades of experience to build and operate high quality, large-scale solar power facilities. They help clients reduce and stabilize their energy bills with sustainable clean energy, support local job creation, and protect the environment. Learn more at southernskyrenewableenergy.com.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Solar FlexRack Mounting Solution Installed in Exyte Energy (formerly M+W Energy) Landfill Solar Project in Massachusetts


Youngstown, OH, August 27th, 2018 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, announced that Exyte Energy (formerly M+W Energy, Inc.), one of America’s largest providers of EPC and O&M services for solar photovoltaic systems, has selected and installed their mounting technology in a landfill solar project in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. The dedication of local utilities, Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company and Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations to work collaboratively with stakeholders ensured the 3.8 MW solar project was successfully completed. Solar FlexRack’s Series B (ballasted) Pre-Cast solar mounting technology was selected for its unique design, meeting the stringent requirements of the highly regulated landfill segment of large-scale solar installations.

Landfills converted to solar generally do not allow penetration in the site’s land surface, requiring that mounting and foundation technology be flexible, reliable, and lighter to meet all site regulations. Solar FlexRack Series B Pre-Cast is designed with a front-rear post mounting technology that effectively transfers loads into the concrete block and allows for reductions in ballast thickness. Lighter ballasts and greater flexibility for array profiles onsite translates to reduced costs. Series B Pre-Cast solar mounting foundations have less components, making them faster and easier to install. It is the perfect product for landfill projects converting to solar power generation plants.

“This solar project overcame initial delays and both utilities did a commendable job supporting its success and making it a particularly significant and memorable project to be a part of,” said Nathaniel Malo, Director of Business Development, M+W Energy, Inc. “I also want to thank Solar FlexRack for working hard to meet short deadlines and doing what they always do, which is consistently deliver reliability in their products and work.”

“M+W are the leaders in the industry and their commitment to customer satisfaction is impressive. We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with a company that understands the complexities of landfill projects and has the relationships to bring in the right people to get the job done,” said Steve Daniel, Executive Vice President, Solar FlexRack.

Find out more about Solar FlexRack’s B3P-X (ballasted) Pre-Cast Solar Mounting Technology, visit: http://solarflexrack.com/solar-products/ballasted/pre-cast/.


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.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Conti Solar Is Expanding Their Teams in Multiple States

Edison, NJ, August 13th, 2018 - Conti Solar, a national solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), O&M and energy storage development company, announced the company currently has solar project management, energy storage solar engineering and procurement job opportunities. Job openings are available in California, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York.

Applicants can view open positions and apply online here:
https://www.contisolar.com/careers/current-openings

Named as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work by NJ Biz in 2017, Conti Solar’s team of dedicated professionals has been able to successfully develop and install over 500MW of solar projects since the company’s early initiatives in 2008. The company has more than 80 MW of solar projects under construction. “Conti Solar is a growing company filled with challenging and rewarding opportunities,” said Eric Millard, Chief Commercial Officer at Conti Solar. “Expanding our regional teams enables us to continue to streamline all phases of solar project development, design, construction and operations to drive down project costs.”

Open Positions:
Energy Storage Engineer
Field Engineer
Procurement & Contracts Specialist
Project Developer
Project Engineer
Project Estimator
Project Manager
PV Design Engineer
Senior PV Design Engineer
Superintendent
Conti Solar provides medical, dental and vision on the first day of employment. Life insurance, 401(k) matching plan, EAP, wellness programs and many other optional programs are offered as well. Conti Solar is an equal opportunity employer.