New Mexico, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Unirac Inc. has been selected by BP Solar to supply a custom ground mount solution for a 1.2-megawatt (MW) solar array at Colorado State University-Pueblo. When completed, the array will be one of the largest at an education facility in the United States. Estimated to contribute more than 10 percent of the University’s electricity needs, BP Solar expects the project to begin producing energy in late 2008.
Unirac’s Custom Solutions Division designed the racking technology to mount approximately 7,000 modules along a strip of land at CSU-Pueblo that could not easily serve any other purpose. Custom hardware was developed by the Unirac team to accommodate the unique soil conditions, landscape and cost targets.
“We’ve completed many projects using Unirac’s mounting systems in the past, and we knew Unirac could come up with a design to work for Colorado State University” said Bill Poulin, director of commercial projects for BP Solar. “Unirac provided four options that satisfied the complex design parameters necessary to mount such a large array in that area of the campus.”