According to the agreement, Polar Racking will supply its CORE fixed tilt ground mount solar mounting solution and ballasted foundations for SolarBank’s Manlius and Geddes projects. The Manlius project is being developed for Solar Advocate Development LLC; and subject to receipt of financing, SolarBank intends to own and operate the Geddes project.
The two solar projects are repurposing two closed landfills, addressing two critical challenges: The need for clean energy and the transformation of contaminated land into valuable assets. Polar Racking was selected as the supplier and installer for these sites because of its innovative ballasted foundation product line, designed to securely anchor fixed tilt and tracker solar racking solutions, and their experience supplying landfill sites. Most recently, Polar Racking supplied ballasted foundations and racking for the 92.5 MW solar projects, Deerfoot and Barlow, located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
“We selected Polar Racking’s ground mount solar solution because of the innovative and proven engineering design that stands behind it,” said Andrew van Doorn, chief operating officer of SolarBank. “Companies like Polar Racking are extending boundaries of where we can safely build large-scale solar projects, supporting our goal to drive the energy transition forward.”
Polar Racking’s solar mounting solutions and ballasted foundations are renowned for their quick assembly, robustness and adaptability to a varying terrain of solar projects. With a focus on innovation and engineering excellence, the company continuously strives to develop industry-leading solutions that optimize energy generation, streamline installation processes, and ensure long-term system reliability.
“We view this as a testament to our unwavering commitment to brownfield redevelopment and delivering top-quality solutions that meet the evolving needs of the solar industry,” stated Vishal Lala, Managing Partner of Polar Racking. “This recognition affirms our expertise and validates the trust our customers and partners place in us as we work together to drive forward innovation in solar racking and mounting solutions, while offering the highest levels of customer service.”
— Solar Builder magazine