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KB Racking’s Poster Presentation at SPI 2014

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KB Racking was selected to present a poster at the 2014 Solar Power International “Poster Series”.  Peter Aulich discussed the “Changes to the ASCE 7 and How They Affect the Load Design of Solar Arrays.” This poster is a summary of an in depth analysis of the ASCE 7, for access to the complete report contact info@kbracking.com.

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“CAN YOU BEAT OUR INSTALL TIME?”

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Simple Solutions You Can Count On - Intersolar Eblast

Thanks to all of the participants in the “Can You Beat our Install Time?” contest at the 2014 Intersolar expo in San Francisco!

Congratulations to Zero Energy for achieving the fastest installation time of 1 minute, 35 seconds. Zero Energy has been awarded a free GPS Site Survey on their next rooftop solar project (over $1500 in value).  

KB Racking Introduces Multiple Fastener Options

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To meet the specific needs of our customers, KB Racking now offers three fastener options for our lightweight AeroRack system. IMG_20131220_140758 - edited
Each option below has been tested to industry standards and is ready to order. 

SELF-DRILLING SCREWS
Durable and affordable, self-drilling screws install the fastest on the AeroRack system while providing integrated grounding. 

RIVETS
Using a rivet tool, these fasteners are simple to install while offering the unique security feature of form-fit connections. 

NUTS & BOLTS
These reusable components provide a durable and clean installation with integrated grounding. 

AeroRack is KB Racking’s most installed system, helping the company become one of North America’s top solar mounting system providers. The flat roof, non-penetrating mounting solution is designed for roofs with low weight load capacity, achieving as low as 2.2 psf including panels. AeroRack continues to be praised for its design flexibility and ease of installation. 

 We are excited to announce new, 2014 pricing for the AeroRack mounting system. For months our team has been modernizing
our manufacturing capabilities to improve efficiency and reduce the cost of production. 

Harvest Power and KB Racking Complete New York Solar Projects with EkonoRack 2.0

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KB Racking, a leading North American solar mounting company, and Harvest Power, a solar design, construction and consulting company, have recently completed their seventh rooftop project together: a 172kW solar installation in Bohemia, New York. 

Plainview NY - 73 kW

We have installed the AeroRack system on past projects and were pleased with the results, specifically after finding no damage to those located in Hurricane Sandy’s path. For our most recent project, we saw an opportunity to use the new EkonoRack 2.0. The system was even faster to install and saved our company substantial time and money on installation while demonstrating the same quality we are used to from KB Racking’s products.”

Carlo Lanza, Vice President, Harvest Power

CEO of KB Racking, Peter Aulich, comments, “Working with Harvest Power over the past 3 years has been a great experience. They are a family owned business and it is obvious they put a lot of care into their projects. They are currently building another 300kW in New York with the EkonoRack system and we look forward to strengthening our partnership over the course of 2014.”

 

 

 About Harvest Power

Harvest Power is a New York Long Island based solar integrator with over 5 MW of installed capacity to date. Harvest Power provides turnkey solar solutions designed and built to the highest quality standards at an affordable price. Harvest Power provides a full range of products to service the Residential, Commercial and Industrial Solar markets.

 

KB Racking and Endura Energy Build Ontario Solar Installation

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KB Racking, a leading North American solar mounting company, and Endura Energy, a solar design, construction and consulting company, have recently completed their first rooftop project together: a 338kw solar installation in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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KB Installations, an Ontario based solar installation company, installed the AeroRack system on the St. Catharines rooftop. Due to its limited load reserve, Endura Energy needed to source a mounting system that would add as little weight possible while still providing long lasting performance. 

“We were interested in the AeroRack system because of its light weight design. Having a completely enclosed system was also a major concern of ours. We were very pleased with the AeroRack’s integrated wire management system. Installation was simple, it looks clean and we don’t have to worry about damage to the wires down the road.” Cameron Steinman, President, Endura Energy 

 In order to ensure the highest industry standards for DC cabling, KB Installations used a dedicated team of certified electricians for the project. Thomas Kreutzer, Head of Project Management at KB Installations comments, “It was a pleasure to work with the team at Endura Energy, their high level of professionalism allowed for a smooth and successful process from start to finish. Installation of this system was one of our fastest, we beat our DC cabling record by 20% while holding it to the highest quality standards in the industry.”

 

SKY Solar and Solsmart Achieve Rapid Installations with EkonoRack 2.0

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KB Racking, a leading North American solar mounting company, and SKY Solar, a world leading renewable energy asset developer and IPP, have recently completed their fourth rooftop project together: a 130kW solar installation in Ajax, Ontario.

George Mishriki, SKY Solar’s Senior Structural Engineer comments, “This is the first time we have used EkonoRack 2.0 for one of our projects. We especially liked the low cost and simplicity of the system, but had to ensure that the system weight would not exceed the roof’s reserve load capacity of 4 psf. We were pleased that KB Racking’s EkonoRack was able to meet this requirement.”

SKy Solar - Fairall Project - Ajax2aSolsmart, a Toronto based solar installation company, installed the EkonoRack 2.0 system on the Ajax rooftop. Scott Gerylo, Solsmart’s Project Manager noted that EkonoRack 2.0 was very simple to install.

“The system is very straightforward and only consists of a few components. Our team was able to complete the mechanical installation in only four days.”
John Moody, Operations Manager, Solsmart

CEO of KB Racking, Peter Aulich, comments, “The EkonoRack 2.0 installation with SKY Solar and Solsmart was a great success. The new EkonoRack 2.0 system was introduced in the summer of 2013 and has been a very popular product with our existing customers. We are pleased with the impressive installation time and positive feedback we have received from SKY Solar and Solsmart, we look forward to building a larger portfolio with them in 2014.

 

About SKY Solar
SKY Solar is a world leading renewable energy asset developer and IPP, with global coverage and local support across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. SKY Solar oversees the entire supply chain and imposes strict quality control measures to ensure our renewable energy facilities are operating optimally with minimal risk to investors.

About Solsmart
Solsmart is a Toronto-based solar design-build contractor founded by President Blair Beesley and is one of Ontario’s leading solar energy companies. Since 2004, the Solsmart team has successfully installed over 6MW of solar PV systems for residential, industrial, agricultural and commercial clients all over Ontario. 

KB Racking and FIT Solar Complete Three Large Scale Rooftop Solar Installations in Ontario

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Highway 401 and 400 location - smallKB Racking, a leading North American solar mounting company, and FIT Solar, a Canadian developer and implementer of PV solar systems, have recently completed three rooftop solar installations in Toronto, Ontario. The projects are made up of 1169 units of the AeroRack mounting system and amount to over 370kW of clean renewable energy.

COO of KB Racking, Peter Aulich, comments, “FIT Solar was looking for a system that was lightweight and durable enough to last the Canadian winters, the AeroRack system was a great fit. Our project managers enjoyed working with the FIT Solar team and we look forward to building future projects together.”

 About FIT Solar
Fit Solar Systems is a proudly Canadian owned and operated company located in Toronto, Ontario.. As a leader in renewable energy development, Fit Solar develops and implements PV Solar systems. We have over 20 years experience developing commercial and industrial projects. For more information, visit www.fitsolarsystems.com.