Solar FlexRack Racking Solution is Installed in Iowa’s Largest Utility-Scale Solar Electric Project
Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and tracking solutions, announced recently the largest utility-scale solar power generation project in Iowa, a 2.3MW plant (the largest of the series which will include 5 systems and total 5.5MW) is installed with the smartest racking solution available, the best-in-class G3 Fixed Tilt system. One of the most cost-effective racking solutions, Solar FlexRack’s G3 Series was independently verified for its ease and speed of installation.
Developed and installed by Azimuth Energy, the installations under construction are primarily located in the central and eastern regions of the Hawkeye State. Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO), Iowa’s largest cooperative energy provider, will commission the carbon-free, solar plants and the clean energy will be delivered to their membership. CIPCO is part of a powerful movement among electric cooperatives (cooperatives across the US have over 500 MW of solar power installed or in the works*) to procure sustainable solar power as a part of their energy offering.
Steve Daniel, EVP of Solar FlexRack said, “We are pleased to have been selected for these projects by an engineering, construction and development support services company as dedicated to quality work and customer service as Azimuth Energy. The rigors of their quality assurance program distinguishes their work and helps to ensure long-term project reliability.””We work closely with our clients and want to ensure we find the best solutions for their needs. Solar FlexRack met our demanding requirements, providing the most versatile solution with the ability to accommodate varying terrains and duplicate design configurations – reducing engineering time and installation cost,” said Marc Lopata, President, Azimuth Energy.
When completed, the 5 solar electric plants will reduce over 5 million tons of carbon emissions annually.