ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unirac, Inc., a Hilti Group Company and the leading provider of high quality, competitive solar photovoltaic (PV) mounting solutions in North America, has been selected by Dynamic Solar Solutions to provide 469 kW of Ground Mount Steel (GMS) for installation in Christiansted, a town on the island of Saint Croix, a district of the United States Virgin Islands. The project broke ground in late December 2013 and is scheduled to be completed in April 2014.
The array will support the energy needs for the Federal Building and Courthouse of St. Croix, making it the first General Services Administration (GSA) building in the United States to achieve net zero energy consumption rating. The project is part of an Energy Savings Performance contract (ESCO) between Schneider Electric and GSA with a performance guarantee of 18 years.
"We selected Unirac because of our exceptional past experience with them," said Leonardo Lebron Torres, P.E. and President of Dynamic Solar Solutions. "Unirac consistently provides excellent engineering and project support for their products. The GMS solution is fast and easy to install, ultimately providing cost savings for our projects."
GROUND MOUNT STEEL evolved from more than 10 years of experience in the fixed ground mount market to meet a variety of project requirements. Powerful light gauge structural steel components yield low material costs. Extremely low total installed costs are achieved through Unirac's innovative project construction methods with pre-assembled components. With more than 400 MW installed in North America, GMS is the system of choice for fixed-tilt commercial and utility ground mount projects.
About Unirac, Inc.
Unirac, a Hilti Group Company, is North America's leading provider of infrastructure for solar power systems. Recognized as an industry innovator on both the product and process side; we provide the best mounting solutions to our customers through high quality, competitively priced products, responsive customer support, industry leading engineering services and excellence in supply-chain management. Unirac has achieved certifications for ISO 9001:2008 for QMS, ISO 14001:2004 for EMS and OHSAS 18001:2007 for safety. For more information about Unirac, please visit www.unirac.com.
Source: Unirac, Inc.