Monday, May 20, 2019

Solar FlexRack is Exhibiting at Solar Power Southeast in Atlanta


Youngstown, OH, May 20, 2019 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, will be exhibiting at Solar Power Southeast. The region’s largest solar and storage event will be held May 29 – 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Solar FlexRack will be presenting information on their industry-leading solar tracker products and project services at Booth 221. More than 700 are expected to attend the two-day event.
The conference comes at a time when the region is experiencing exponential growth in solar. The state of Georgia has increased its solar footprint and moved up in ranking from 35 nationwide to the 11th state in the country today. According to the new economic report from the NCSEA, solar can bring significant tax revenues to counties enabling infrastructure investments in parts of states that typically have not seen this kind of support and are in need of it.*
Solar in the Southeast Report announced a forecast of 17,000 MW by 2021 indicating the next few years will bring continued growth in solar installations in this part of the country,” said Steve Daniel, Executive Vice President of Solar FlexRack. “With decades of experience and more than 2 GW installed worldwide, Solar FlexRack is uniquely positioned to help solar companies in these states with their racking and tracker needs. We look forward to a productive conference.”
Solar Power Southeast is presented by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), and the event’s proceeds support the organizations’ year-round research and education activities, as well as SEIA’s advocacy efforts. Solar Power Southeast will provide attendees with regional market trends, policy updates, education sessions and the ability to connect with the region’s leaders in the solar industry.
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 industries. 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 and provide full scope of services from design to delivery and installation. Solar FlexRack has completed over 2 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.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Solar FlexRack’s Install Base Exceeds a Half a Gigawatt in Canada


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Steady Increase in Company’s Tracker Sales in Canadian Market with Sales Expected to Double in 2019

Youngstown, OH, May 14th, 2019 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, announced today that it has successfully installed over 550 MW of solar projects in Canada. The accomplishment brings Solar FlexRack’s total to more than 2 GW worldwide.

Global single-axis tracker sales increased by over 40% in 2018 according to IHS Markit*. Solar FlexRack has provided high-quality racking and tracker services in Canada for ten years. In 2018, the company saw a marked increase in their tracker sales and in 2019 are expecting that number to double. The company continues to expand its market share, having supplied solar projects in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and British Columbia. Solar FlexRack’s advanced solar trackers and project services teams’ expertise far exceed their competitors and for solar project installations that need to withstand harsh climatic conditions like Canada, they are the right choice.

Grasshopper Solar, Canada’s largest, fully-integrated solar energy company, has selected Solar FlexRack for nine projects in Ontario utilizing Solar FlexRack’s TDP Turnkey Solar Trackers. “With Canada’s severe winters, Grasshopper Solar needs an experienced partner with both solar tracking products and project support services that have proven themselves in this region,” said Osman Sediqi, Grasshopper Solar, VP of Operations. “We’ve found such a partner in Solar FlexRack, whose in-depth solar project expertise with cold environments and reliable tracking technology offer us the best value.”

Steve Daniel, Executive Vice President of Solar FlexRack said, “We’re honored to be a tier-one supplier for such a respected global developer as Grasshopper Solar. We look forward to working with them in the future as they expand their global footprint.”

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 industries. 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 and provide full scope of services from design to delivery and installation. Solar FlexRack has completed over 2 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 Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

*https://www.pv-magazine-india.com/2019/03/26/global-solar-pv-tracker-sales-jumped-over-40-in-2018-ihs-markit/



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Walmart Executed Agreements for 46 Solar Projects Across the US with C2 Energy Capital


New York, New York, May 8th, 2019
– C2 Energy Capital, LLC announced today that it executed 46 Power Purchase Agreements and leases with Walmart Inc. to provide solar power at the retailer’s operations in five states. These agreements represent a tangible commitment by Walmart to achieve the retailer’s goal to have 50 percent of its operations powered by renewable energy by 2025. The solar installations will produce more than 65,000,000 kWh of renewable energy annually, enough energy to power nearly 5,500 homes, and are expected to supply approximately 10-60 percent of each stores’ overall electricity use.

“Solar is a vital component of Walmart’s expanding renewable energy portfolio,” said Mark Vanderhelm, vice president of energy for Walmart Inc. “Walmart plans to tirelessly pursue renewable energy projects that are right for our customers, our business and the environment. These planned projects with C2 Energy Capital are moving us in the right direction toward our renewable energy goals.”

This landmark commercial solar deal comes one year after Walmart chose C2 Energy Capital to install 13 solar projects in South Carolina, some of the first projects to take advantage of solar incentives in the state. The rooftop projects are all currently in operation, with the exception of a ground-mount project that is underway at a Walmart distribution center in Laurens, SC.

“Walmart is a seasoned expert at onsite solar generation, and they have high expectations for their vendor partners. We are honored to be a part of their renewable energy program, and the important steps they are taking that will benefit the local communities and the environment,” said Candice Michalowicz, Co-founder and Managing Member of C2.

ABOUT C2 ENERGY CAPITAL

C2 Energy Capital, LLC (the “Firm”) is a rapidly growing investor in renewable energy and storage assets. The Firm provides capital and support services for the development and construction of assets as part of a long-term ownership strategy. Founded in 2014, the Firm manages capital on behalf of leading investors and is a Registered Investment Adviser. With a steadfast commitment to building long-term relationships, C2 Energy Capital’s experienced leadership team collaborates with developers, vendors and power purchasers to safely deliver high-quality power plants. To learn more visit www.c2.energy (important disclosure information).

Monday, April 29, 2019

Solar FlexRack is Exhibiting at Solar Canada 2019



Youngstown, OH, April 29, 2019 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, will be exhibiting at the Solar Canada 2019 Conference and Exposition. Canada’s largest and most important solar conference will be held May 8 – 9 at the BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta.


Sasha Honsl, Director of Business Development for Solar FlexRack said, “2019 marks our tenth year in the Canadian market. With more than 540 MW installed in the country, we are the leader in racking and tracker solutions, especially in Northern areas where designing for snow and frost conditions are critical to a successful project.” 

Solar FlexRack continues to expand its racking and tracker services in the Canadian market, having already supplied solar projects in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and British Columbia. The company’s solar trackers are well matched for the Canadian landscape and climatic conditions, as the trackers have several design features that serve cold-weather applications.

At Solar Canada 2019, Solar FlexRack will be at Booth 802. Thousands are registered to attend the annual conference and exposition which is the only showcase of its kind in the country. Keynote speakers at this premier event include The Honorable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, Government of Canada; and Gurbuz Gonul, Director, Country Support and Partnerships, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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 industries. 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 and provide full scope of services from design to delivery and installation. Solar FlexRack has completed over 2 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 Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

C2 Energy Capital Completes 100th Solar Project, Announces “Developer-in-Residence” Program


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New York, New York, April 23, 2019 – C2 Energy Capital, LLC (“C2” or the “Firm”), a rapidly growing Registered Investment Advisor which manages funds focused on distributed generation and storage, announced the completion of its 100th solar photovoltaic (“PV”) facility. The facilities managed by the Firm serve corporations, municipalities, utilities, schools and houses of worship. The total portfolio of approximately 95 megawatts (“MW”) include rooftop, carport and ground-mounted systems in 9 states. Differentiated by its management of discretionary capital and ability to execute with velocity, the Firm will continue to expand during this exciting growth period in the industry. 

This significant milestone marks a proud accomplishment for the C2 team, which has grown from two partners to 20 employees. With an additional 300 MW of assets in development, the Firm’s exponential growth in just four years is a testament to the company’s ability to move quickly and produce results.

“The decline of installation cost and support of state-level programs for a clean-energy future create economic growth opportunities for communities and investment opportunities for funds like ours," said Candice Michalowicz, Co-founder and Managing Member of C2. “While the sector matured, the complex capitalization of these assets and safety requirements underscores the critical need for developers and investors to partner with subject-matter experts like C2 to ensure that these projects are built to last. Our decades of experience have positioned us for this very moment.”

“C2’s portfolio grew over the last four years because of relationships with developers. We believe that development is a local business, driven by boots-on-the-ground knowledge, experience, and relationships,” added Richard Dovere, Co-founder and Managing Member of C2. “The Firm is now formalizing that effort with the creation of our ‘Developer-in-Residence’ (“DiR”), which provides capital for developers to fund day-to-day overhead expenses and development costs while leveraging the brand, balance sheet and expertise from the C2 team to bring projects over the finish line.”

Developers interested in the DiR program are encouraged to contact us through our website at www.c2.energy/dir. The Firm is actively seeking partners with mid-to-late development stage solar, wind and storage projects who are looking to partner with capital.

About C2 Energy Capital
C2 Energy Capital, LLC (“C2” or the “Firm”) is a rapidly growing Registered Investment Advisor and project development firm. Founded in 2014, the Firm manages the development, financing, construction, ownership, and operation of distributed power generation assets. With a steadfast commitment to building long-term relationships, C2’s experienced leadership team collaborates with investors, developers and power purchasers to safely deliver high-quality power plants. To learn more visit www.c2.energy.

Registration as an investment adviser with the SEC does not imply a certain level of skill or training of C2 Energy Capital, LLC or its personnel. C2 Energy Capital, LLC’s portfolio includes both securities and non-securities related investments, not all of which qualify as regulatory assets under management for purposes of Form ADV reporting. Our views and opinions expressed in this release are current as of the date of this release and are subject to change. This release is for informational purposes only and is not a recommendation, or an offer to sell, or a solicitation of any offer to buy, an interest in any security.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Conti Solar Selected to Provide EPC Services for NJR Clean Energy Ventures


Conti Solar managed EPC services for NJR Clean Energy Ventures’ 10.7 MW, Old Bridge Brightfield Solar Park located in Keyport, NJ.

Edison, NJ, March 26, 2019 - Conti Solar, a national solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), O&M and energy storage development company, announced today that it was selected by NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV) to provide EPC services for two commercial solar projects located in Milford and Washington Township, New Jersey totaling approximately 20 megawatts (MW). NJRCEV, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, invests in, owns and operates residential and commercial solar projects and currently maintains a portfolio of over 250MWs throughout New Jersey. Conti and NJRCEV have previously worked together on the construction of three solar projects in the state with a combined installed capacity of 25 MWs.

“Conti Solar has an extensive track record of building high quality solar facilities and has proven to be a strong partner for NJRCEV.” said Robert Pohlman, Director of Business Development, NJR Clean Energy Ventures.

“As one of the largest solar investors in New Jersey, NJR Clean Energy Ventures is committed to the continued growth of their clean energy business in order to deliver low carbon, clean energy solutions to its customers. We are proud to partner with NJR Clean Energy Ventures on these projects and contribute to the growth of solar energy here in New Jersey,” said Chris Ichter, Business Development Director, Conti Solar.

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 650 MW of solar projects since our early initiatives in 2004. 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.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Solar FlexRack to Attend Solar Power Northeast Conference on February 5-6th in Boston




Youngstown, OH, January 29th, 2019 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, will attend the Solar Power Northeast Conference being held at The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts from February 5th to the 6th. The solar industry event is presented by SEIA and SEPA.

Solar FlexRack will join over 1,500 attendees at Solar Power Northeast, which is the largest forum in the Northeast for the solar and energy storage industries to come together and learn about sustainable energy trends. This year’s event will feature three tracks of education plus multiple networking opportunities.  Solar Power Northeast will feature multiple speakers, including keynote speaker Mary Powell, President and CEO of Green Mountain Power.

“S&P Global Market Intelligence reports the US utility-scale solar project pipeline through 2022 is expanding to almost 34 GW. We are living in an incredibly exciting time for solar energy”, said Steve Daniel, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Solar FlexRack. “We’re looking forward to getting updates at the Northeast Conference and sharing with participating developers and EPCs how Solar FlexRack can reduce their project risks with our solar trackers, racking and highly-experienced project services teams.”

Solar FlexRack is an industry-leading company delivering best-in-class engineered racking and solar tracker solutions that safeguard solar projects by providing custom engineering, site design and installation services tailor-made for their customer's sites and 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.


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 1.7 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.