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.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Conti Solar Wins Award for Outstanding Safety Record

Edison, NJ, January 22, 2019 - Conti Solar, a national solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), O&M and energy storage development company, has earned the Division of Public Safety Certificate – Citation of Merit from the State of New Jersey, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, for its accomplishments in the prevention of workplace injury and illness.  
Conti Solar has gone four years without a recordable injury to an employee, an achievement only possible for companies with strong leadership, rigorous standards, and a long history of construction management expertise.
“We’re extremely proud of our impeccable safety record,” said Matthew Skidmore, CEO of Conti Solar. “The health and well-being of our employees is a top priority of Conti Solar, and it’s an honor to be recognized for our efforts.”
Safety is a critical item for all solar construction projects for multiple reasons, including protecting the welfare of employees, providing a safe work environment, and controlling project costs. A dedicated commitment to safety by both the EPC and their contractors helps ensure project success and can impact the bottom line considerably. Contractor safety also saves money in the long run, because a better-than-average safety record qualifies a company for lower insurance rates and also avoids the expense of lost time, work and other potential costs resulting from work injuries.
A construction firm’s safety record is typically measured by the amount of employee injuries and lost time due to injuries, and is monitored by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a Total Recordable Incident Rate. (TRIR). The industry average TRIR is 2.8 for Power and Communication line and related structures construction*. Conti Solar’s TRIR is 0.00. 
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/osh/os/ostb4732.pdf
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.