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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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A Little Logistics Information Goes a Long Way Toward Smoother Commercial Deliveries

Any type of work at a construction site always requires careful planning, but a solar installation can present unique logistics challenges. Fortunately, there are steps that can help ensure everything turns out well. “Solar usually comes toward the end of a commercial project,” notes Brandon Carrasco, Director of Customer Solutions at Unirac. “Everyone tends to […]

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Ground Screws Open Up More Sites for Ground Mount

Ground screws turn inaccessible or difficult sites into potential locations for ground mount solar installations. Already a leader in pile-driven, cast-in-place, and ballasted foundations, Unirac now offers these versatile new tools and 25-year warranties to go with them. So, what is a ground screw, exactly? Think of an ordinary wood screw—the long, tapered, pointy kind […]

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Conduit Bending is a Superpower!

Seldom do you find an industry where individuals from diverse backgrounds can come together to work toward a common goal. I personally never imagined myself in the role I find myself in today. I went from a Broadcast Communication major as an undergraduate to a Theatrical Set Designer in graduate school to an early career […]

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How Soil Types Can Affect Solar Installations

From kilowatt backyard installations to megawatt projects, soils will have an impact on the type and cost of the foundation. A typical saying in geotechnical engineering is, “pay me now or pay me later”. By taking the time and effort to know your site before construction, you can optimize your foundations to save labor, time, […]

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Stay Tuned – New Products Coming Soon

Shipping soon — the best attachment for every flat roof. With the fastest install in the industry and big hardware and labor savings, Unirac’s Flashloc™ RM is the new standard for solar attachments. Thanks to Unirac’s unique Flashloc™ technology, you’ll be able to install our new flat-roof attachment at speeds unmatched by any other, and because you […]

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BETTER SOLAR STARTS HERE WITH YOU

 I hope all of you are staying healthy and remain in good spirits. We find ourselves in the middle of Q2 and what may be the peak of the COVID-19 impact on businesses. Many states have successfully slowed the spread of infections and are on a gradual path to opening their economies up again. […]

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