Solar FlexRack supplies single-axis trackers to Connecticut project portfolio


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By Billy Lundt | January 12, 2021

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and PV mounting and solar tracker solutions provider, has supplied its TDP 2.0 Solar Trackers for a portfolio of distributed generation solar projects in Connecticut. Part of Solar FlexRack’s tracker growth phase into the Northeast, the solar projects are being developed by TRITEC Americas, a developer, financier and asset manager of commercial and industrial solar PV and energy storage systems.

TRITEC Americas is an affiliate of TRITEC Group, a global solar services company founded in 1987, with offices throughout Europe, South America and the United States. TRITEC engaged Swinerton Renewable Energy to provide design, procurement and construction management on the portfolio and will contract with SOLV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swinerton Renewables, to provide O&M services on the portfolio. The first of several projects in the portfolio under construction is a 1.2-MW system located near Putnam.

“We’re excited to work with SOLV Construction Management Services to support Swinerton’s new services group. Project efficiencies are a critical part of our work so it’s great to partner with folks who share that passion,” said Steve Daniel, executive VP of Solar FlexRack.

These DG solar projects are a small footprint and are ideal for supplying clean, low-cost energy to the local community in Connecticut, and using Solar FlexRack’s single-axis tracker system will increase production further. Plus, it contributes to the state’s portfolio standard of 48% renewable energy by 2030.

“Solar FlexRack works closely with SOLV CM Services to deliver high-quality projects that create value for our clients,” said Craig Mayer, director of construction management, SOLV. “Their team helps reduce project risk and delivers a reliable solar tracker and services bundle for our customers’ benefit.”

Power from the portfolio, including the Putnam solar project, is being purchased by Bristol through a long-term power purchase agreement. The systems will generate over 7,950,000 kWh of clean, renewable energy in the first full year of operation for Bristol residents. Additionally, the projects are participating in Eversource’s ZREC program, which will help contribute to the utility’s RPS goals.

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