Auric Solar expands into Oregon with new office

Auric Solar

Auric Solar, a top provider of residential and commercial solar power in the western U.S., is opening a new office in Oregon.

The expansion comes at a critical time for the solar industry in the Pacific Northwest. The Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association recently announced an ambitious goal to power more than 500,000 homes by solar across Oregon by 2027. The state currently only has 30,000 solar powered homes.

“Being an integral part of a community working toward a future powered by renewable energy is important to us at Auric Solar,” CEO Jess Phillips said. “We want to do everything we can to assist in this important initiative.”

The company’s Oregon headquarters is located at 9530 Tualatin-Sherwood Road in Tualatin. The expansion provides jobs to 12 individuals in Oregon.

Auric Solar also recently expanded its operations in Idaho. The company moved into a new 14,000 square foot office in Meridian — a building more than 10 times the size of the company’s first office in the Treasure Valley. In addition, Auric started a commercial sales division in Idaho.

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— Solar Builder magazine

Auric Solar signs 15 MW deal with PV module manufacturer Silfab Solar

Silfab Solar, a PV module manufacturer, announced a long-term partnership with Auric Solar and distributor Russell Pacific to supply Auric with all-black, high-quality modules and delivery of 15 MW over the next few months.

silfab solar modulesAuric Solar started in 2010 by co-founders Trent Vansice and Jess Phillips in a garage in Salt Lake City, Utah and has grown to more than 200 employees today. Auric Solar is the largest solar provider doing business in Utah and Idaho. The company is purchasing Silfab’s latest 300Wp module that the company debuted at last month’s Solar Power International conference. Distributor Russell Pacific (RP) handles all aspects of Auric’s module procurement and was a key partner in the deal.

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“Auric focuses on North American made quality components, exceptional service and a world class solar experience that we have pioneered and are constantly perfecting. Aligning with partners who have a track record of success and a long-term minded leadership group fits perfectly within our company’s philosophy and practices. As we look to enter the next phase of Auric’s future, the clear long-term choice for us was Silfab,” said Jess Phillips, principal of Auric Solar, which currently has the most positive reviews in America.

The vertical-integrated structure and 30-year global experience in solar systems assures suppliers and retailers that the trustworthy, bankable company is using only the best materials and methods to produce modules.

“Companies continue to select Silfab because of our North American location – which means quicker delivery, best-in-class warranties and high-touch customer service,” said Geoffrey Atkins, Silfab’s head of development. “Silfab is excited to partner with another customer-focused, high-quality solar provider such as Auric.”

 

 

 

— Solar Builder magazine

Take a look at Utah’s largest privately owned solar array

Utah solar array

Rio Tinto Stadium, the home of Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake as well as the USL Real Monarchs, flipped the ceremonial switch on the state of Utah’s largest privately-owned solar array. The 2-MW system was installed by Auric Solar. (Lots of pics at the end of the story).

The solar panels will offset 73 percent of Real Salt Lake’s total annual stadium power needs – the largest offset in North American professional sports and entertainment venues. The ambitious project was initiated in April 2015 and took six months to complete.

Nearly 95 percent of the solar array (made up of 6,423 solar panels) has been installed on new solar-covered parking structures, including an entirely new parking lot on the north side of the stadium. Covering the equivalent of 3.10 acres, the aggregation of the panels would cover 2.3 American football fields, 1.3 FIFA regulation soccer fields, extending 7.9 miles or 41,500 feet if stacked end-to-end.

“This project has positioned Real Salt Lake at the forefront of energy production and conservation in all of professional sports,” said Jess Phillips, principal of Auric Solar. “Auric Solar is helping the club harness the power of the sun to reduce its power consumption on a grand scale. It is impressive and ambitious to see the organization’s commitment to the community and environment.”

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Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, provided its PVI 28TL inverters to Russell Pacific and Auric Solar for the project.

“Auric Solar’s expertise and innovation have made them the perfect partners to convert Rio Tinto Stadium toward energy self-sufficiency in the venue’s seventh year, while also improving our fan experience with the addition of covered and lit parking,” said Andrew Carroll, chief business officer for Real Salt Lake. “Our unique ability to assist Auric Solar in building brand awareness, both locally and across the industry, makes this partnership fully-integrated, mutually-beneficial, and uniquely symbiotic. The entire Auric team – led by founders Trent Vansice and Jess Phillips – consists of great people, providing all of the ingredients for an exceptional long-term partnership.”

Auric Solar is a leading provider of clean, reliable and renewable solar power. The Utah-based company began in 2010 and specializes in renewable energy solutions for residential and commercial properties. Auric Solar manages every aspect of a project’s lifecycle, including site analysis, custom design, installation, financing, operations and maintenance. The company is one of the fastest growing in the country with an average year over year growth of 173 percent.

Founded in May 2009 by industry veterans, Russell Pacific is committed to providing a distribution solution for solar installers and integrators navigating the emerging solar market.

Utah solar array

Utah solar array

Utah solar array

Utah solar array

 

— Solar Builder magazine

Real Salt Lake Partners with Auric Solar to Install Largest Solar Energy Offset in All Northern American Professional Sports Venues

hFourth-largest Array at Any Major U.S. Professional Sporting Venue Anticipates Completion Date of October 2015; Solar Installation to offset Rio Tinto Stadium’s Power Needs,Create Covered/Lit Parking Areas & More

Rio Tinto Stadium, the home of Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake as well as the USL Real Monarchs, today announced a partnership with Auric Solar to install the State of Utah’s largest privately-owned solar array at the world-class Sandy venue.

Rio Tinto Stadium’s 2,020-kilowatt system of solar panels installed on existing stadium structure as well as new covered parking areas nearby will offset 73 percent of Real Salt Lake’s total annual stadium power needs – the largest offset in North American professional sports. The ambitious project expected to be completed in six months, and operational in October 2015.

“We are partnering with Auric Solar to increase our power efficiency while hosting more than 50 massive events each year in Sandy,” said RSL and Monarchs Owner Dell Loy Hansen. “The new solar covered parking structures will improve the quality of parking options for our 15,000+ season ticket holders and provide our state and the surrounding environment with the largest solar energy offset for any U.S. professional sports venue.”

The environmental impact of the new solar array carries the equivalent of removing 450 cars from the road, or planting 47,278 trees annually.

“This project will put Real Salt Lake at the forefront of energy production in all of professional sports,” said Jess Phillips, principal of Auric Solar. “Auric Solar is helping the club harness the power of the sun to reduce its power consumption on a grand scale. It is impressive and ambitious to see the organization’s commitment to the community and environment.”

“Auric Solar’s expertise make them the perfect partners to make Rio Tinto Stadium energy self-sufficient, while also improving the fan experience with the addition of covered and lit parking,” said Andy Carroll, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for RSL. “Our unique ability to assist Auric Solar in building brand awareness, both locally and across the industry, makes this partnership fully-integrated, mutually-beneficial, and uniquely symbiotic.  The entire Auric team – led by founders Trent Vansice and Jess Phillips – consists of great people, providing all of the ingredients for an exceptional long-term partnership.”

Nearly 95 percent of the solar array (made up of 6,414 solar panels) will be installed on new solar-covered parking structures, including an entirely new parking lot on the north side of the stadium.

Auric Solar originally started out of a garage in South Jordan, Utah, in 2010 and has quickly become the largest solar provider in Utah. Auric Solar is also one of the fastest growing in the country with an average year over year growth of 173 percent. This was accomplished by focusing on customer experience, quality, timeliness, and providing a financially responsible way to switch to solar power. Auric Solar is now the most positively reviewed solar provider in the U.S. by solarreviews.com. Headquartered in Midvale, Utah, the company has expanded to service all of Utah and Idaho.

Auric Solar at Rio Tinto Stadium Fact Sheet

–         6414 solar panels @ 315 watts each (2,020 kilowatts or 2.02 megawatts)

–         94 percent of the system installed on new solar-covered parking structures (South, South West and North of venue)

–         System will offset 73 percent of the stadiums power needs, the LARGEST solar offset for any professional sports stadium in North America

–         Rio Tinto Stadium will boast the 4th-largest solar array of any professional sports stadium in North America

No. 5: FedEx Field, 2,000 kW (Landover, Md.)

No. 4: Rio Tinto Stadium, 2,020 kW (Salt Lake City, Utah)
No. 3: Pocono Raceway, 3,000 kW (Blakeslee, Pa.)
No. 2: Lincoln Financial Field, 3,000 kW (Philadelphia, Pa.)
No. 1: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 9,000 kW (Speedway, Ind.)

–         Rio Tinto Stadium will now own the largest solar array in Major League Soccer – double the size of Gillette Stadium’s 1,000 kW array in Foxborough, Massachusetts)

— Solar Builder magazine

Real Salt Lake Partners with Auric Solar to Install Largest Solar Energy Offset in All Northern American Professional Sports Venues

hFourth-largest Array at Any Major U.S. Professional Sporting Venue Anticipates Completion Date of October 2015; Solar Installation to offset Rio Tinto Stadium’s Power Needs,Create Covered/Lit Parking Areas & More

Rio Tinto Stadium, the home of Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake as well as the USL Real Monarchs, today announced a partnership with Auric Solar to install the State of Utah’s largest privately-owned solar array at the world-class Sandy venue.

Rio Tinto Stadium’s 2,020-kilowatt system of solar panels installed on existing stadium structure as well as new covered parking areas nearby will offset 73 percent of Real Salt Lake’s total annual stadium power needs – the largest offset in North American professional sports. The ambitious project expected to be completed in six months, and operational in October 2015.

“We are partnering with Auric Solar to increase our power efficiency while hosting more than 50 massive events each year in Sandy,” said RSL and Monarchs Owner Dell Loy Hansen. “The new solar covered parking structures will improve the quality of parking options for our 15,000+ season ticket holders and provide our state and the surrounding environment with the largest solar energy offset for any U.S. professional sports venue.”

The environmental impact of the new solar array carries the equivalent of removing 450 cars from the road, or planting 47,278 trees annually.

“This project will put Real Salt Lake at the forefront of energy production in all of professional sports,” said Jess Phillips, principal of Auric Solar. “Auric Solar is helping the club harness the power of the sun to reduce its power consumption on a grand scale. It is impressive and ambitious to see the organization’s commitment to the community and environment.”

“Auric Solar’s expertise make them the perfect partners to make Rio Tinto Stadium energy self-sufficient, while also improving the fan experience with the addition of covered and lit parking,” said Andy Carroll, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for RSL. “Our unique ability to assist Auric Solar in building brand awareness, both locally and across the industry, makes this partnership fully-integrated, mutually-beneficial, and uniquely symbiotic.  The entire Auric team – led by founders Trent Vansice and Jess Phillips – consists of great people, providing all of the ingredients for an exceptional long-term partnership.”

Nearly 95 percent of the solar array (made up of 6,414 solar panels) will be installed on new solar-covered parking structures, including an entirely new parking lot on the north side of the stadium.

Auric Solar originally started out of a garage in South Jordan, Utah, in 2010 and has quickly become the largest solar provider in Utah. Auric Solar is also one of the fastest growing in the country with an average year over year growth of 173 percent. This was accomplished by focusing on customer experience, quality, timeliness, and providing a financially responsible way to switch to solar power. Auric Solar is now the most positively reviewed solar provider in the U.S. by solarreviews.com. Headquartered in Midvale, Utah, the company has expanded to service all of Utah and Idaho.

Auric Solar at Rio Tinto Stadium Fact Sheet

–         6414 solar panels @ 315 watts each (2,020 kilowatts or 2.02 megawatts)

–         94 percent of the system installed on new solar-covered parking structures (South, South West and North of venue)

–         System will offset 73 percent of the stadiums power needs, the LARGEST solar offset for any professional sports stadium in North America

–         Rio Tinto Stadium will boast the 4th-largest solar array of any professional sports stadium in North America

No. 5: FedEx Field, 2,000 kW (Landover, Md.)

No. 4: Rio Tinto Stadium, 2,020 kW (Salt Lake City, Utah)
No. 3: Pocono Raceway, 3,000 kW (Blakeslee, Pa.)
No. 2: Lincoln Financial Field, 3,000 kW (Philadelphia, Pa.)
No. 1: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 9,000 kW (Speedway, Ind.)

–         Rio Tinto Stadium will now own the largest solar array in Major League Soccer – double the size of Gillette Stadium’s 1,000 kW array in Foxborough, Massachusetts)

— Solar Builder magazine