Solar FlexRack Announces its Next Generation, Single‐Axis Tracker Solution: TDP™ Turnkey Trackers with Comprehensive Services and Support

Youngstown, OH, December 9th, 2015 - Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting solutions, announced today the release of their next generation, single‐axis tracker solution, TDPTM Turnkey Trackers. What sets the new tracking solution apart is its updated tracking technology bundled with a full suite of services and support for commercial and utility‐scale solar customers. The TDP Turnkey Tracker offers the lowest total

cost solution by providing the only tracker in the industry that includes full design, installation, commissioning, and support services bundled in one contract.

"We are continually improving and expanding our technologies and associated services to drive value for our clients," said Steve Daniel, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The TDP Turnkey Tracker is the result of our systematic, in‐field testing and collaboration with our clients. It's the culmination of our extensive experience incorporated in an innovative, tracker solution that delivers an optimized product coupled with best‐in‐class services and support. The TDP
addresses a critical need for services which will be essential to support the expected increase in demand in 2016." From a solar installation's preliminary layout and plans, through construction and life of system, the Solar FlexRack TDP Turnkey Tracker provides a reliable solution that reduces installation time and long‐term maintenance. The TDP Turnkey Tracker puts the company's years of PV experience at the customers' fingertips with this comprehensive services offering:

• Sizing and layouts
• In‐house geologist and geotechnical engineers
• Pull‐testing
• Structural analysis and foundation design
• Project management
• Post driving, tracker installation, and panel mounting
• Commissioning
• Full‐service support

"Our robust parent company has almost half a century of experience in metal fabrication and services. We've been able to leverage that extensive expertise and long‐term stability to deliver bankable mounting solutions customers can rely on.With the potential expiration of the ITC, we have the commitment and the capacity to deliver product, help customers solve problems, and provide support services for the long run," said Thomas J. Meola, President and CEO of Solar FlexRack.

Solar FlexRack's TDP Tracker offers a flexible design that allows for close packing on odd‐shaped lots and maximizes land usage. The TDP solution is supported by an in‐house team of experts that includes mechanical, structural, civil, electrical and geotechnical engineers and geologists. The solution is also backed by an industry‐leading warranty. To learn more about Solar FlexRack's TDP Turnkey Tracker, one of the most cost‐effective and comprehensive tracker solutions available, please visit:

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 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 GW of solar racking installations in 32 states across America and five countries globally. More information on Solar FlexRack can be found at

About NSM
Northern States Metals (NSM) is a full service provider of custom designed, engineered and extruded aluminum products offering a full suite of services including extrusions, fabrication, finishing, assembly and private label packaging. NSM has served customers across 31 industries, both in the US and internationally, since 1972. More information on Northern States Metals can be found at

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