Solar FlexRack is a revolutionary cost saver. Even though our engineering firm was skeptical at first — a visit to the Solar FlexRack factory in Ohio convinced them that the engineering team and manufacturing plant was as solid as the product, and the Solar FlexRack was system we wanted to move forward with.
It took just three weeks to get all the panels mounted for the landfill project. That’s unheard of for a project of this size, and the speed with which we were able to erect the mounting racks and get panels mounted was the biggest factor in reducing our time and labor costs. As we work in the eastern part of the country, where most of the workforce is unionized, holding down costs in this area is crucial.The advantage of Solar FlexRack coming already assembled and unfolding — as opposed to competitors’ products that come in pieces that you then have to screw together, Erector Set-like at the site — from what we’ve seen, the savings could amount to as much as 40 percent. I believe the Solar FlexRack has moved the solar industry one step closer to parity with other sources of energy production.
Energy Independent Solutions
We selected the Solar Flexrack for our Phipps Conservatory Center for Sustainable Landscapes project in Pittsburgh and are very happy with the results. The racking is well designed, has a clean look when completed and was delivered on time.
As promised, it was a big labor saver. This project was a ‘Living Building Challenge’ which is a difficult standard to meet. The Solar FlexRack team was great to work with, and made several design changes to comply with the program requirements. We are very happy we selected Solar Flexrack, and we intend to use them for future projects.
Calvi Electric Co.
We had an operator bringing in the racks with an articulating forklift, and with four workers we were able to get 104 Solar FlexRacks unfolded, bolted and mounted in just three days. We had very little squaring to do after the fact. This rack self-squares with minor adjustments. We were also able to do the grounding on the rails with one person; this went very smoothly. And the system tray worked out very well for wire management. We were very pleased with how easily and quickly the Solar FlexRack came together.
All Rounder Systems
Advanced Solar Photonics, LLC
During the planning stage of the Eagle Springs Solar Farm, seven designs were developed to compare various modules and racking systems before settling on a final design. The combination of the Solar FlexRack and ASP 390 Watt modules provides superior technology, performance and value compared to anything else on the market today.
SunQuake Energy Corporation
We selected the Solar FlexRack because of its speed of installation, many innovative features and overall value. Because the racks can be erected so quickly and easily, the use of the Solar FlexRack definitely has a positive impact on the cost-per-watt of this project and also reduces our overall project risks related to site labour and weather.
Solar Procurement Manager
enXco (American affiliate of EDF EN Canada)
Production Site Construction Manager
When I visited their facility, I was pleasantly surprised at the number of knowledgeable engineers and the manufacturing line that makes the Solar FlexRack.
Back at the construction site, we were startled when we saw the Solar FlexRack truck arrive. The packaging allowed us to unload the racks very quickly. There was an hour left in the day, and for fun we decided to see if the Solar FlexRack would unfold quickly like it was advertised. We installed the first rack in about three minutes, the second in two minutes!
We almost could not believe how easy they installed and could be ready for module installation. Including unloading the truck and positioning the racks for installation, with a crew of four we were able to install 40 racks in three hours. The Solar FlexRack lived up to expectations. It is a great system and we will use it again. We are very happy with the Solar FlexRack.