We stopped by one of our favorite racking companies today at Intersolar North America to talk about one of the cooler new innovations we’ve seen at the show. Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals, was releasing its FlexRack Series B system, which makes use of an innovative two-support system. Back in 2009, Solar FlexRack changed the way people looked at solar mounting systems with its unique, pre-assembled unfolding racking design that drastically reduced labor and installation costs in the field. Now, the Series B is expanding that flexibility and utility. Rather than using the one-support system of its contemporaries, the FlexRack Series B transfers the weight and loads system through dual supports, reducing ballast block thickness and dispensing the weight through multiple contact points. But that’s not it. Just watch Brian Flood, director of engineering with Solar FlexRack. He explains the system with panache.
— Solar Builder magazine