August 31, 2011
EAGLE, COLORADO — The Solar FlexRack has gone green for a zero- to low-impact project that will offset electricity consumed at the Eagle Springs Organic Farm in Colorado.
Advanced Solar Photonics, LLC (ASP) paired its BlackStar™ 400 Series photovoltaic modules with the Solar FlexRack for the 1.1mW Eagle Springs Solar Farm project. The combination will maximize the footprint of the project and provide the most power production per square foot available.
“During the planning stage of the Eagle Springs Solar Farm, seven designs were developed to compare various modules and racking systems before settling on a final design” said Aaron Garret, project manager for Eagle Springs. “The combination of the Solar FlexRack and ASP 390 Watt modules provides superior technology, performance and value compared to anything else on the market today.”
In contrast to competing systems, whose racks require a six-man crew and 30 minutes or more to erect, a Solar FlexRack can be erected by a three-man crew in less than five minutes.
This makes significantly accelerated construction times and dramatic savings on labor costs possible for any solar installation — an estimated $500,000+ savings per 10MW project. Thus, when the Solar FlexRack is specified in an RFP, the total bid could be as much as 40 percent lower for construction.
To date, Solar FlexRacks have been used in North American solar projects totaling over 240 MW.
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