Thursday, February 15, 2018

Solar FlexRack Adds New Solar Tracker Map Feature to Website


Youngstown, OH, February 15th, 2018 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, announces the addition of a new feature on their website, a map of the company’s installed solar trackers.

With over 1.7 GW of installations under its belt, continual innovation is synonymous with Solar FlexRack. The persistent drive throughout the company to offer innovative products, services and tools extends to the company website as well. The new website feature enables visitors to interact with a visual representation of Solar FlexRack’s solar tracker installations completed in the United States, accessing project names, sizes, and locations. The new solar tracker map displays a clear picture of the flexibility of the TDP Turnkey Solar Trackers to accommodate various terrains, climates, soils and other regional factors impacting economical project construction.

With over 1.7 GW of installations, Solar FlexRack is an industry-leading company delivering best-in-class engineered racking and solar tracker solutions that safeguard solar projects. Solar FlexRack also introduced their new TDP 2.0 tracker in 2017. 

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 32 states across America and five countries globally. For more information, go to www.solarflexrack.com and follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Solar FlexRack to Attend Solar Power Northeast Conference in Boston

Youngstown, OH, January 16, 2018 – 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 Waterfront Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts from February 5th to the 6th. The solar industry event is presented by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA).

Solar FlexRack will join over 70 exhibitors and 1,500 solar and storage leaders at Solar Power Northeast, the largest solar and storage event show in the Northeast. This solar industry conference has expanded to include 5 education tracks and 2 hands on training institutes in the growing Energy Storage and Asset Management sectors.

Steve Daniel, EVP of Sales and Marketing for Solar FlexRack said, “The combination of Solar FlexRack’s trusted technology and project services has continued to position the company as one of the most reliable partners in the racking, mounting and tracking industry. Northeastern project developers turn to us for our exceptional expertise in cold climate installations. We are looking forward to re-connecting with current customers and new opportunities at this regional event.”

Solar FlexRack, an industry-leader delivering best-in-class racking and solar tracker solutions that safeguard solar projects, will be available to share their customers’ success presentation with individuals interested in learning more about how Solar FlexRack saves solar project budgets (without remedial teams). Please schedule a meeting in advance with the Solar FlexRack team.

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 1.5 GW of solar racking installations in 32 states across America and five countries globally. For more information, go to www.solarflexrack.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Solar FlexRack to Attend Solar Canada in December

Youngstown, OH, December 1st, 2017 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracking solutions, will attend the Solar Canada Conference & Exposition in Toronto, Canada.  The conference will take place December 4th and 5th, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Sasha Honsl, Director of Business Development for Solar FlexRack said, “Provincial governments and consumers are turning more towards renewable energy in an effort to lower greenhouse gases and utilize more affordable sources of energy. This has created a tremendous opportunity for Solar FlexRack to expand their market presence in Canada. Our team of experienced engineers and certified installers has the best solar products to work with, including one of the most reliable single-axis solar trackers. Solar FlexRack’s racks, components and connections are ideal for the installation requirements and weather conditions in Canada.”

Solar FlexRack will join thousands of attendees at the Solar Canada conference this year, which provides an excellent opportunity to connect with industry professionals and is Canada’s largest solar energy event.  This conference represents the entire industry:  solar integration, development, engineering and EPC, equipment manufacturers, utilities, consultants, federal, provincial and municipal governments, communities and students.  

Attendance for Solar Canada is projected to be in the thousands along with hundreds of exhibitors. Featured speakers include, the Honorable James Gordon Carr, Minister of Natural Resources for the Government of Canada, The Honorable Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy for the Government of Ohio and Monica Curtis, CEO of Energy Efficiency Alberta.

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 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 1.5 GW of solar racking installations in 32 states across America and five countries globally. For more information, go to www.solarflexrack.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

To schedule a meeting during the Solar Canada conference with Solar FlexRack, visit the Events page of Solar FlexRack's website.
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Monday, October 30, 2017

Solar FlexRack to Attend Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association’s (MnSEIA) Midwest Gateway to Solar Conference 2017

Youngstown, OH, October 30th, 2017 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative product and solutions leader in solar mounting and solar trackers, will attend the fourth annual MnSEIA Midwest Gateway to Solar Conference in Minneapolis. The conference will take place November 14th & 15th, 2017.

Steve Daniel, EVP of Sales and Marketing for Solar FlexRack said, “Minnesota’s clean energy policies combined with federal incentives have grown solar capacity in the state from 266 MW in 2016 to 552 MW today (according to GTM Research) with over 2,872 employed in the state’s solar industry. We support MnSEIA and these types of events that not only educate and inform us about the regional solar market, but continue to help grow the industry and local jobs.”

Solar FlexRack will join more than 300 attendees at the MnSEIA conference this year. They will be promoting their newest solar tracker, TDP 2.0 with advanced BalanceTrac technology that enables increased energy yields in solar projects. The Solar FlexRack team, including Sasha Honsl, Solar FlexRack’s Director of Business Development, will attend the conference with solar industry practitioners from all over the country to take part in educational sessions and networking events presented by influential leaders in the solar community. 

About Solar FlexRack
fixed tilt ground mount and single-axis solar trackers 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 1.5 GW of solar racking installations in 32 states across America and five countries globally. For more information, please visit www.solarflexrack.com and follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.
Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals, is an integrated solar company that offers custom-designed,
To schedule a meeting during the MnSEIA conference with Solar FlexRack, visit the Events page of our website.
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Monday, September 11, 2017

Solar FlexRack Selected for Superfund Solar Site in Vermont

Youngstown, OH, Sept. 11, 2017 – Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in solar tracker, mounting and project support services, announced today its fixed tilt FlexRack Series B3P-X has been selected and installed in the Elizabeth Mine Solar Project on the Superfund site in Strafford and Thetford, Vermont. The 7-megawatt dc solar power generation plant developed by Greenwood Energy, Brightfields Development and Wolfe Energy and installed by Conti Solar (the turnkey EPC contractor), is the finishing touch on a major remediation project that transformed unused landfill to a renewable energy generation site delivering enough electricity to power 1,200 homes.

Steve Daniel, EVP, Solar FlexRack said, “we are honored to have been selected for a Superfund Project that has restored a healthy balance to an environmentally challenged site and transformed it to a productive renewable energy power plant. Congratulations to Greenwood Energy and to all who worked on the successful Elizabeth Mine Superfund Project.”

William Bushnell, Director of Engineering, Greenwood Energy said, “Greenwood Energy selected the highest quality equipment providers to participate in the Elizabeth Mine Superfund Solar Project. We want to thank all of the agencies who supported the development of this solar project including the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.”

Work on the Elizabeth Mine Solar Project included the upgrade of the regional substation and power lines to the town of Strafford resulting in an improved electrical system that upgraded the reliability of the entire system benefitting the residents of the community. The Superfund project transformed the region to a healthier environment and turned unused landfill into a sustainable solar power generation plant. To learn more about the Elizabeth Mine Superfund visit http://solarflexrack.com/resources/case-studies/elizabeth-mines/.



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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 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 1.5 GW of solar racking installations in 32 states across America and five countries globally. For more information, go to www.solarflexrack.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Solar FlexRack to Attend Solar Power International 2017 in Las Vegas

Youngstown, OH, August 29, 2017 – Solar 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.  Solar Power International (SPI) has been named the fastest growing and largest solar show in North America by Trade Show Executive and Trade Show News Network.  

Solar FlexRack will be displaying their new TDPTM 2.0 Turnkey Tracker with BalanceTrac amongst their other premium racking solutions. Steve Daniel, Sr. Vice President of Solar FlexRack said, “With the addition of Solar FlexRack’s new advanced solar tracker, we now offer one of the best selections of solar racking and tracker solutions for utility, commercial and community solar projects.”

Solar FlexRack will join more than 600 exhibitors and 18,000 solar energy industry professionals from 80+ countries at Solar Power International. The industry event will present peer-led educational programming designed to exchange ideas, share lessons learned, provide solutions for solar businesses across the industry and much more. 
Solar FlexRack, an industry-leading company delivering best-in-class engineered racking and solar tracker solutions, will be available at Booth #2538 to share more information on their next-generation TDP 2.0 Turnkey Tracker. Schedule a private onsite preview of the new tracker solution in advance 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 more than 1.5 GW of solar racking installations in 32 states across America and five countries globally. For more information, go to 
www.solarflexrack.com and follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Solar Webinar: Dealing with Difficult Sites

Dealing with Difficult Sites: Real-World Challenges and Solutions for Installing Utility & Commercial Solar Projects


Join the discussion when 3 industry leaders in solar project management present how they approached utility and commercial solar installations on difficult sites. They'll walk us through what they encountered and how they overcame the challenges. These accomplished solar experts will also discuss how simple oversights can ultimately result in costly errors. The latter part of the program will be an open question and answer period. Participants can drill down into the projects presented or bring some of their own challenges for expert input. 

Participants will learn:
  • How several difficult utility & commercial solar installation challenges were met and resolved
  • Valuable insider perspective on solar module, racking and tracker installation
  • Highlights of areas that could create cost savings in solar project installation

Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
REGISTER HERE