Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals, provided its G3L preassembled racking systems for two ground mount solar arrays at the Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The systems were delivered to World Electric Supply in Jacksonville, Fla., who was the supplier of all PV materials to Miller Electric Co., also based in Jacksonville, that was the electrical contractor and installer.
Throughout the 8-month RFP process, Solar FlexRack engineers and designers worked closely with World Electric Supply in turning the government’s RFP narrative into system drawings with PV materials specifications that Miller Electric could use for installing this government design-build project.
“The team within Solar FlexRack was extremely helpful with the various changes and hurdles we had to address in the many engineering steps throughout the design and engineering process,” said Lee Tilka, Sales Manager of World Electric Supply.
The 700 kW site consists of (1) 500kW and (1) 200kW ground mounted arrays tied into the utility to supplement power to the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Navy Exchange Building.
A combined 2,556 American-made Suniva 310 watt panels were mounted on Solar FlexRack’s G3L preassembled racking systems.
“The final system provided came as pre-assembled racking, which basically unfolded onsite,” said Kenneth Horne, Miller Electric. “This racking system represented a tremendous labor savings.”
— Solar Builder magazine