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Solar FlexRack Delivers Racking For 1.27 MW Array For Grape Grower

Solar FlexRack has delivered its G3L pre-assembled racking systems at Four Star Fruit farm in California’s Central Valley for a 1.27 MW ground-mounted array.

EnPro Solar, the project’s prime engineering, procurement and construction contractor, specified the system to mount 4,160 Trina photovoltaic modules.

EnPro developed the PV solar system for the grape grower as part of a larger energy project that incorporates other technologies, such as LED lighting. The new solar PV system is expected to offset over 60% of the facility’s energy costs, representing an annual $330,000 in savings on its utility bills.

“We had a green light to start the project with permit in hand on Dec. 3 and had to have the entire DC array installed by Dec. 31,” says Gene Okun, EnPro’s solar and generation manager.

Although heavy rains and the holidays made this challenging, he says, the pre-assembled G3L racking system helped them get the array up in less than a month