Solar Builder

SEP-OCT 2018

Solar Builder focuses on the installation/construction of solar PV systems. We cover the latest PV technology (modules, mounting, inverters, storage, BOS) and equip installers/contractors with tips and tools to make informed purchasing decisions.

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SOLARBUILDERMAG.COM | 43 All-In Install RP Construction Services (RPCS) designs and builds ground- mount solar projects using Array Technologies' DuraTrack HZ v3 single-axis tracker, completing over 225 projects in the United States. Building on that formula, RPCS just formed a partnership with solar balance of systems leader Shoals Technologies (Booth 1304) and CAB Solar (Booth 1854) for a turnkey product offer- ing: the Plug-N-Play Solar Tracker system. "We're really excited to be working with Shoals on our proj- ects," says Alex Smith, RPCS chief sales officer. "RPCS is con- stantly striving to make project management easier and to allow our customers to win more projects and trust that the RPCS portion will be executed cleanly. Shoals wiring allows us to do that, as do Array trackers. We can provide faster installation, a better price and reliable products and project schedules that make executing tracker projects as easy, or easier, than fixed tilt." RPCS believes this solution, all-in, will reduce its project trenching by 50 percent, involve less specialized labor and require less time — all resulting in faster time to completion and CAPex savings. The Plug-N-Play Tracker approach also allows for more solar panels per string and fewer combiner boxes per site, cutting cost and solar electrical complications. Shoal's patented wiring systems come pre-labeled and pre- tested. Shoals Technologies' reliability and performance is backed by extensive in-house testing and rigorous quality controls, making them an ideal partner for RPCS's next in line turnkey solution. CAB Solar, the Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped's solar products division, pioneered the use of above ground cable management in grid-scale solar plants. The Integrated Grounding Cable Management System uses a copper composite messenger wire and specialized hardware for ground- ing and is safety listed by Intertek to UL 2703. "We are excited to partner with RPCS and are glad to support the highly optimized approach to solar construction that RPCS is taking by integrating a great family of products," says Kent Miller, Shoals Technologies SVP of sales. "Combining above- ground wire management from CAB Solar Products, the Array Technologies tracker and the Shoals wire management system is going to help developers and EPCs by providing a schedule- friendly and easier-to-maintain system." Through this latest offering, RPCS will be a single point of contact for design, engineering, installation and procurement. From factory f loor to field installation, RPCS makes tracker projects even simpler with the Plug-N-Play Tracker. Booth 1104 From Conception To Completion RBI Solar, a Gibraltar Industries company, is a single- source provider taking responsibility for design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of any ground-mount, canopy, roof mount and ballasted racking system need in the market- place. With 85-plus years of experience in the commercial design-build specialty structures market, RBI Solar provides value from project conception to substantial completion. Its experience in completing multiple commercial and utility- scale projects, combined with an in-house team and network of installation crews, allows RBI to complete projects on time and within budget. Soon, there will be expanded capabilities to know about. Ask and see if they tell you. Booth 9521

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