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BETTER SOLAR STARTS TOGETHER

You may or may not have caught the news a few weeks back, but Unirac, has successfully completed the acquisition of Ecolibrium Solar. The acquisition represents a significant expansion of Unirac’s product portfolio, adding Ecolibrium’s commercial flat roof, residential rail-less and metal roof products to its product line, already recognized as a leader in the industry. “We are excited about the Ecolibrium team and the products they have brought […]

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ECOLIBRIUM LAB MANAGER BRINGS RACING SPIRIT TO UNIRAC TEAM

The Ecolibrium Solar team—now working alongside Unirac as part of the recent acquisition—brings a depth of great new talent. Take Lab Manager Gary Norman, for instance. He’s a born gearhead—literally. “My family drag-raced,” he said, “and my mother’s water broke with me at the racetrack. She had to go to the stage lanes to get […]

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ZERO MEMBRANES, ONE SKU

A WEBINAR ABOUT OUR NEW UNIVERSAL FLAT-ROOF ATTACHMENT Unirac’s new single-SKU flat-roof attachment is changing the game in commercial solar. That may sound like a big claim, and so we welcome you to learn about it in detail with the insights of Chem Link, manufacturer of the sealant that helps make Flashloc™ RM unique. On […]

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UNIRAC HELPS INSTALLER PIVOT QUICKLY WITH ROCKY GROUNDMOUNT INSTALL

As much as we might wish jobsites could be standardized, we all know that every installation is unique. When unforeseen difficulties come up, you need a team that can help you get it back on track quickly. That’s what happened when Pennsylvania Solar Energy Company Inc. encountered a challenging site recently in the Pennsylvania hills […]

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UNIRAC TRAINING GOING STRONG IN FLORIDA AND ACROSS U.S.

Especially in a down economy, every installer is hunting for ways to keep looking ahead and not lose momentum. Unirac’s Installer Sales Specialists have been adjusting to continue bringing our customers as much value as possible in the industry. One of the services these specialists can offer (thanks to their own backgrounds as installers) is […]

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SANTO ALIMO BRINGS TEAMWORK AND EXPERIENCE INTO PLAY AT LUMINA SOLAR

Santo Alimo has technically been working for Lumina Solar since January, but his roots with the team go back nearly a decade. “I have worked with most of these guys since 2011,” he says. That year, he started working at Astrum Solar, which was later acquired by what became Direct Energy Solar. A friend from […]

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The Time to Act is Now

 There’s no doubt that you’ve been inundated with statements and affirmations of equality from companies and organizations recently. The protests and rallies sweeping our country cannot—and should not—be ignored. While public outcry demanding change has been strong at points in recent history, progress toward positive change has been halting and temporary. Now, we hope […]

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Unirac is First to Achieve Miami-Dade NOA Approval

In an industry-first designation, Unirac has become the only solar mounting company to earn Miami-Dade County’s benchmark Notice of Acceptance (NOA) product approval for construction in hurricane prone wind zones. The NOA approval will result in cost savings for installers. “This is huge for installers and contractors throughout Florida and the whole Southeast,” said Unirac’s […]

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Installer Specialist Tom Talmage is Making a Difference at Unirac

Unirac’s Tom Talmage has been concerned about the planet since he was a teenager growing up in Tennessee. “In high school I was always fired up about the environment because of where I grew up and what we grew up doing,” Tom says. “We were always outside camping, fishing, hunting, so we learned to respect […]

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The Sun is Not Always Friendly to Solar Installations: The Hidden Dangers of Thermal Expansion

What do you think about when designing a solar system—energy consumption and production, wind loads, snow loads, seismic zones, or roof height? How about thermal expansion and contraction? Thermal expansion is a real, omnipresent effect, and overlooking temperature differences can have major consequences on a solar installation over time. It should be a major concern […]

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