Sollega supplied their FastRack 510 ballasted mounting system for the installation of a 645 kW rooftop solar array at San Juan, Puerto Rico Caribbean VA Hospital.

FastRack 510 Installed on VA Caribbean Medical Center in Puerto Rico

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Sollega supplied their FastRack 510 ballasted mounting system for the installation of a 645 kW rooftop solar array at San Juan, Puerto Rico Caribbean VA Hospital.

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Building Owner: United States Veteran Administration
EPC Partner: Valor Construction
System Size: 645 kW-DC
Mounting System: FastRack510 (5° Tilt)
Modules: SunPower 327W
Estimated Power Generation per Year: 1,300,000 kWh/year
Estimated Percentage of Power Usage per Year: 60%
Commissioning Date: December 2015

The medical center includes multi- disciplinary ambulatory facilities, 348 authorized hospital beds, 12 blind rehabilitation beds and 120 nursing home beds. The Center services a population of approximately 150,883 veterans in Puerto Rico and in the US Virgin Islands according to 2000 US Census figures. The VA Caribbean Healthcare System has various specialized services that are unique in Puerto Rico. Not only will this achievement rank VA Medical Center as a Building precursor in renewable energy, but will also function to stabilize and increase the independence of their energy needs. Sollega is proud to have participated on this Landmark project.

The FastRack510 (FR510) was selected to mount a total of 2529 SunPower 327W modules. The one-piece FR510 requires no assembly, and it’s universal design allowed Valor Construction to install the PV modules, with the same simple and intuitive installation procedure. The high array density of the FR510 enabled VA Medical Center to reach their production goals. The San Juan VA Medical Center is the largest federal medical facility in Puerto Rico and serves the entire Caribbean Basin.

The non-corrosive injection molded Ultramid material used to make the FastRacks was a perfect fit for this projects proximity to the ocean.

Valor Construction, a Disabled Veteran owned general contractor company based in Florida, offers a wide variety of construction management, from design to construction. Sollega’s flexible wire-management system and 8” roof clearance made stringing modules easy.

 

Sollega

Sollega designs, tests, and manufactures solar mounting solutions serving the North American Market. The patented high-efficiency FastRack solar racking system is a onepiece, pre-formed mounting system made from robust lightweight Ultramid. FastRack utilizes an advanced UV inhibitor for durability and extended life. FastRack is ARRA compliant and made in USA.

 

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