(PRWEB) June 23, 2011
Schletter, a global leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) mounting systems, was selected by SOLON Corporation as the racking supplier for a 15 MW (AC) ground mount solar installation in California’s Central Valley. Using Schletter’s FS System, the solar PV field will quickly achieve completion in order to produce carbon-free energy production.
The 105 acre solar field uses Schletter’s proven FS System, installed in several of the world’s largest ground mount solar installations. Consisting of a high level of pre-assembled components, the FS System is installed using a hydraulic ram (called the GAYK). SOLON Corporation’s project in the Central Valley consists of more than 8,000 individual FS posts as well as supporting module rails.
“We at Schletter are very proud to have been chosen by SOLON to deliver the structural components for this 15 MW project,” says Sven Kuenzel, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Schletter Inc. “In particular it is especially rewarding that our constant investments into our production facility and machinery have dropped the turnaround time for producing the materials to an unbelievable rate. Schletter has the potential to produce and manufacture a 15 MW project within two weeks at our manufacturing plant in Tucson if necessary.” Mr. Kuenzel goes on to say, “The installation of this solar system in heavily corrosive soils in combination with cathodic protection system is another outstanding attribute of this impressive project.”
About Schletter Inc.
Schletter (http://www.schletter.us) has designed, developed and manufactured solar racking projects in the U.S. since 2008 while backed with more than 18 years of solar racking experience from Schletter GmbH. Since opening its United States facility in Tucson, Arizona Schletter Inc has manufactured more than 300 MW of installed PV mounting systems. Schletter Inc offers products for roof mount and ground mount systems for residential, commercial, and utility scale photovoltaic systems. Schletter Inc is an independent subsidiary of Schletter GmbH, which operates subsidiaries in eleven countries with more than 1,200 employees worldwide. For more information on Schletter GmbH, please visit http://www.schletter.de.
About SOLON Corporation
SOLON Corporation (http://www.SOLON.com), a leader in utility-scale and large commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems, offers a unique combination of PV module manufacturing and power plant expertise to the North American market. SOLON delivers complete and cost-effective turnkey PV systems solutions to its partners with a streamlined approach from design and construction to financing and operation. With module manufacturing facilities in Tucson, AZ, SOLON is driven by a passion for ecological change and a commitment to providing superior solar solutions with unrivaled quality and reliability. Founded in 2007, SOLON Corporation is a subsidiary of SOLON SE, a leading international provider of solar solutions for residential, commercial and utility-scale applications. SOLON SE operates subsidiaries in Germany, Italy, France and the US with more than 800 employees worldwide.