Unirac partners with ThinkSolar for 650kW solar array in California

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO - January 22, 2009. Unirac Inc., North America's leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) mounting solutions, partnered with ThinkSolar to supply a RapidRac commercial flat roof solution for a 650kW solar array.

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO - January 22, 2009. Unirac Inc., North America's leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) mounting solutions, partnered with ThinkSolar to supply a RapidRac commercial flat roof solution for a 650kW solar array.


The array completed in December on Lithographix's 250,000 square foot facility is not only the first commercial photovoltaic (PV) installation in the City of Hawthorne, but one of the largest commercial roof-mounted PV systems in California.

Unirac's Custom Solutions Group (CSG) designed the ballasted racking system to mount approximately 2,240 modules, producing enough power for 390 homes annually. The Unirac CSG team developed an integrated racking design to provide an efficient, code compliant construction solution, ensuring quick permitting.
"ThinkSolar chose Unirac because of their proven experience in the field and special support offered by their Custom Solutions Group," said Elmar Niewerth, ThinkSolar CEO. "Unirac's engineers were able maximize power density and deliver a state of the art PV racking on time and budget."

RapidRac provides the solar market with one of the simplest and most cost-effective racking systems for flat roof installations. Combined with innovative engineering and minimized components, RapidRac installations have seen an increase in labor savings, lighter ballast and fewer penetrations. The flexible design accommodates standard PV and thin film modules and meets the many challenges of weight, height and wind constraints required for arrays.

"We are grateful ThinkSolar chose Unirac and our 10 years of proven performance to provide a solution for a project of such magnitude," said Douglas May, Unirac CEO. "Working closely with our partners is critical to installations like this and we are committed to supplying them with innovative solutions that meets or exceeds their requirements. We look forward to working with ThinkSolar on other major projects in 2009."

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