Solar FlexRack Racking Solution Installed in Michigan’s Largest Solar Electric Power Plant
Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and tracking solutions, announced today that its G3-X smart fixed-tilt racking solution has been installed in the largest solar power generation project in Michigan. Recognized for its adaptability, speed and ease of installation, the Solar FlexRack G3-X racking system reduces labor time and overall project costs. The 58-megawatt utility-owned power plant consists of two solar systems located near the county seat of Lapeer and has been developed and managed by Inovateus Solar, a leading developer and EPC company. The clean power projects were constructed by J. Ranck Electric, the top solar installer in the state.
“We are pleased to have been selected for this milestone clean energy project in Michigan,” said Steve Daniel, EVP of Solar FlexRack. “The Inovateus Solar team is passionate about their work and brings their extensive experience to bear, delivering quality and reliability in the projects they develop.”
“We wanted a workhorse racking solution that met our quality standards and held up to the rigors of a large-scale installation such as this,” commented TJ Kanczuzewski, president of Inovateus. “Solar FlexRack’s solution has exceeded our requirements.”
The installation of a utility-scale solar system of this size is a landmark in the state. With 5 MW of solar capacity installed in 2015, Michigan ranked 33rd in the country in installed solar capacity according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. National Solar Jobs Census 2015 found that the US solar industry continues to exceed growth expectations, adding solar workers at a rate of nearly 12 times faster than the overall economy.