SOL Components fixed-tilt mounting used on 213-MW project at former nuclear plant

Developer for ground mounting and carport racks SOL components delivered its Ground Fixed Tilt (GFT) mounting system to a 213-MWDC solar power project in Sacramento County, California. The solar energy project is located on the site of the Rancho Seco nuclear power plant which ceased operation in 1989.

SOL Components was selected to support the project because of its expertise with utility-scale solar energy projects and the benefits and advantages of its end-to-end PV construction systems. SOL Components’ lightweight, roll-formed steel posts and racking components reduce overall steel weight while providing optimal structural integrity, significantly reducing the developer’s racking costs. The site has been developed on steep, undulating terrain requiring a system with the flexibility to adapt to various site constraints. SOL Components was able to provide a racking system that not only adapted easily to variable slopes, but also offered flexibility in dealing with unforeseen site challenges.

“SOL Components continues to grow rapidly and take market share in utility-scale PV racks, and this 213 MW project is a perfect example where our cost-optimized GFT solution and superior support services enable success for our customers,” said Mike Fraenkel, SOL Components President and General Manager. “Not every racking supplier can meet the challenging terrain, tightly coordinated material supply, and on-site support requirements this project required – that’s what we do best.”

It was previously announced that Ingeteam inverters were used in the project, which was built by Rosendin Electric and DE Shaw Renewable Investments. At the end of 2020, the 160 MWAC Rancho Seco II project came online.

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