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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.


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.