Michigan’s largest solar power plant installed with Solar FlexRack fixed-tilt racking
The G3-X smart fixed-tilt racking product from Solar FlexRack was just installed in the largest solar power generation project in Michigan. Recognized for its adaptability, speed and ease of installation, Solar FlexRack says its G3-X racking system reduces labor time and overall solar project costs. Solar FlexRack, is a division of Northern States Metals that provides some of the best mounting and tracking solutions out there.
“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.”
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 wanted a workhorse solar 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.
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