CORRECTING and REPLACING SOL Components Serves as Key Supplier For 213MW PV Project

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The city in the first paragraph, first sentence should be Herald, CA (instead of Hemet, CA).

The updated release reads:


SOL Components, a leading producer of cost-effective designs for solar module mounting systems, announced today the successful construction of its Ground Fixed Tilt (GFT) mounting system in support of a 213MWp (DC) solar PV project near Herald, CA. The project utilizes solar PV to replace electricity capacity previously provided by a nuclear power plant that ceased operation in 1989.

SOL Components’ roll-formed steel components support more than 500,000 solar panels at the site, which is one of the largest ground mounted fixed-tilt solar PV projects in the western United States. SOL Components was selected to support the project because of its expertise with utility-scale solar projects, and the benefits and advantages of their end-to-end PV structural systems. SOL Components’ light gauge roll-formed steel piles and racking components reduce overall steel weight while providing optimum structural integrity, which greatly reduced the developer’s racking costs. The site was developed on steep, undulating terrain necessitating a system with the flexibility to adapt to varying site constraints. SOL Components was able to deliver a racking system that not only easily adapted to variable slope, but also provided flexibility in dealing with unforeseen site challenges.

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

About SOL Components

SOL Components was founded in 2015 with the purpose of simplifying solar mounting solutions and reducing the associated project costs and complexity. Leveraging over 40 years in steel manufacturing and an in-house engineering department that works directly with owners, designers, and contractors to facilitate efficient project execution, the SOL Components team has the experience to deliver the project on time and under budget. The mission of their team of highly motivated engineers and manufacturing experts is to develop and produce innovative products for the renewable energy, building and construction industries using roll formed light gauge steel.

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