Unirac, Inc. to Unveil SUNFRAME MICRORAIL at the 2016 Solar Power International Trade Show

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Unirac, Inc., a leading manufacturer in the solar industry, provides innovative solutions for PV racking. Unirac is excited to unveil the SUNFRAME MICRORAIL (SFM) system. SFM has been brought to market through a collaboration with industry leading installers, and is field tested and verified. Key innovative features include structural front Trimrail™, post-install height adjustment, single module access, and single tool installation.

SUNFRAME MICRORAIL brings LESS RAIL, MORE PERFORMANCE through:

  • Mixed Arrays – Portrait & Landscape Orientation
  • Compact packaging with few SKUs lowers logistics costs from the warehouse to the roof
  • Single Tool Installation
  • Quick & Easy Array Alignment with Structural Front Trimrail
  • Level Modules Anytime During Installation
  • Remove Single Panels for Array Maintenance
  • Available MLPE Mount with Enphase Engage wire clip simplifies cable management

“SUNFRAME MICRORAIL is launching with best-in-class features, designed through installer feedback and collaboration. We aim to commercialize products engineered with excellence in PV innovation and design. We have a vision and plan for the future to ensure our product rises to the top of the market and continues to meet the needs of our customers through ongoing enhancements,” states December Cowen, Director of Product Management for Unirac, Inc.

SFM is supported by Unirac’s technology leadership through U-Builder. Features include:

  • Module Level Roof Zone Control / Specify Individual Module Preferences
  • Generate Layouts with Staggered Arrays / Multiple Arrays per Report
  • Create Row by Row Mixed Arrays with Modules in Portrait and Landscape Orientation
  • Identify Rafter Locations for Fewest Roof Penetrations
  • Optimize System Loading with Staggered Roof Attachments

Permitting is made easy with Unirac’s UL2703 certified documents, stamped PE letters, and AHJ outreach program. The learning curve with SFM is minimized through Unirac’s onsite product training.

About Unirac:
Unirac provides innovative solutions for PV racking. Recognized for our excellence in product development, Unirac develops progressive residential, commercial and utility scale mounting solutions tailored for performance. Our high quality, competitively priced products are enhanced by responsive customer support, integrated technology solutions, robust engineering services, certified quality, and supply chain excellence. With over 15 years of customer service, Unirac is fast approaching 5GW of experience with more than 500,000 installations worth of knowledge. Partnering with Unirac leverages experience that makes a difference. For more information, visit www.dev.unirac.com.

Media Contact:  Charles Lubecke
Marketing Manager
Unirac, Inc.
1411 Broadway Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
T: 505-242-2167
E: charleslubecke@dev.unirac.com

Unirac, Inc. to Unveil 3 New Products at the 2016 Solar Power International (SPI) Trade Show

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Unirac, Inc., a leading manufacturer in the solar industry, provides innovative solutions for PV racking. Unirac has an agile stage-gate product development process, which has produced more than a dozen product enhancements since 2013. The success of our collaborative process is based on partnerships with industry leading manufacturers and refined through the voice of the installer. Unirac will showcase our latest enhancements at the 2016 Solar Power International (SPI) Trade Show. Our products are supported by cutting-edge digital design tools and industry-best customer support delivering value from beginning to end for your solar project.

At the 2016 Solar Power International (SPI) Trade Show, Unirac, Inc. will showcase the following technologies:

  • NEW – SUNFRAME MICRORAIL (SFM) leads the industry in empowering installers to deliver systems with superior performance and aesthetics. Key innovative features include structural front Trimrail TM, post-install height adjustment, single module access, and single tool installation.
  • NEW – ROOFMOUNT 5 (RM5) provides unsurpassed adaptability with 5 degree tilt. Row spacing options of 7.5″ or 11″ give you the ability to maximize project energy production.
  • NEW – ROOFMOUNT Dual Tilt (RMDT) maximizes energy density with 8 degree dual tilt, allowing up to 33% more modules on the roof to maximize profitability at every step.
  • SOLARMOUNT is now featuring a superior aesthetics package, which includes front trim and end caps. SOLARMOUNT also offers standard and light rail options.
  • U-Builder Online Design Tool helps you grow and scale your project quoting capabilities. Seamless HelioScope integration, and Google Maps with enhanced zoom capabilities create a seamless process for installers to design a project and produce a bill of materials with site-specific engineering documentation.
  • New – Product Roadshow Trailer puts installation knowledge in your hands. This is an exciting addition to our comprehensive training and support services, providing live demos of our products at a location near you.

About Unirac:
Unirac provides innovative solutions for PV racking. Recognized for our excellence in product development, Unirac develops progressive residential, commercial and utility scale mounting solutions tailored for performance. Our high quality, competitively priced products are enhanced by responsive customer support, integrated technology solutions, robust engineering services, certified quality, and supply chain excellence. With over 15 years of customer service, Unirac is fast approaching 5GW of experience with more than 500,000 installations worth of knowledge. Partnering with Unirac leverages experience that makes a difference. For more information, visit www.dev.unirac.com.

Media Contact:  Charles Lubecke
Marketing Manager
Unirac, Inc.
1411 Broadway Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
T: 505-242-2167
E: charleslubecke@dev.unirac.com

The New Face of Solar Racking — New Front Trim & End Caps for Unirac SOLARMOUNT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Unirac, Inc., a leading provider of high quality, competitive PV mounting solutions in North America, is pleased to announce a superior aesthetics package for SOLARMOUNT. The new Front Trim and End Caps position SOLARMOUNT as the New Face of Solar Racking. Front Trim provides a streamlined clean edge for curb appeal, is fully compatible with SOLARMOUNT hardware, and maintains integrated bonding for the entire array. End Caps provide a finished appearance, easily snap into place and help to prevent pest infestation. Easily add Front Trim and End Caps to any SOLARMOUNT array with the click of a button in our U-Builder design tool. At Unirac, we believe every solar array should look beautiful, while delivering the performance you expect.

“We strive to commercialize products which are not only quickly and easily installed, but represent the very best in PV innovation and design. Front Trim and End Caps create a new superior aesthetics package that represents the next iteration of design and utility for our flagship product line,” states Brandon Carrasco, Product Manager of SOLARMOUNT for Unirac, Inc.

Tenex Capital Management Acquires Unirac, Inc.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — An affiliate of Tenex Capital Management, an operationally focused private equity firm with more than $1.25 billion under management, has acquired Unirac, Inc., a market leading solar racking manufacturer, from Hilti.

Headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, Unirac was founded in 1998 and has established itself as the leading provider of high quality, competitive PV mounting solutions in North America. With over 15 years of customer service, Unirac is fast approaching 5GW of experience with more than 500,000 installations worth of knowledge. Unirac’s portfolio of products serves all key segments within the solar landscape, including: residential, commercial and utility.

“This is another important milestone for Unirac, which demonstrates our success in developing products with services that help our customers lower the total cost of solar power,” said Peter Lorenz, Unirac CEO. “I am proud of the legacy our employees have built over the last few years with their entrepreneurial spirit and passion for creating enthusiastic customers.” Peter also expressed, “We are excited to partner with Tenex, with their ability to foster our plans to capitalize further on business opportunities within the marketplace.”

J.P. Bretl, a Managing Director of Tenex Capital Management, stated, “In Unirac, we are fortunate to have acquired a market leading PV mounting solutions provider. We look forward to building on Unirac’s history and supporting the management team in implementing their growth plans.”

Greentech Capital served as the advisor to Unirac in this transaction.

About Tenex Capital Management
Tenex Capital Management is a private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies. Tenex uses an in-house team of hybrid investment professionals skilled in operational leadership, investing and capital markets structuring to maximize long-term value creation. Tenex’s deep operating experience allows the firm to collaborate with management teams to capitalize on business and market opportunities. Tenex has established a successful track record investing in diverse industries, including industrials, manufacturing, and health and business services. For additional information, please visit www.tenexcm.com.

About Unirac
Unirac is a leading manufacturer of solar racking in North America. Recognized for our excellence in product development, we provide the best mounting solutions to our customers through competitively priced products, responsive customer support, integrated technology solutions, robust engineering services, certified quality, and supply-chain excellence. With over 15 years of customer service, Unirac is fast approaching 5GW of experience with more than 500,000 installations worth of knowledge; partnering with Unirac leverages experience that makes a difference. For additional information, please visit www.dev.unirac.com.

Media Contact:  Charles Lubecke
Sr. Marketing Project Manager
Unirac, Inc.
1411 Broadway Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
V: 505-462-2167
E: charleslubecke@dev.unirac.com

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Unirac and Folsom Labs release integrated PV design tools

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – September 14, 2015Unirac, Inc., a Hilti Group Company and leading provider of high quality, competitive PV mounting solutions in North America, and Folsom Labs, the new standard in PV design software, are proud to announce a milestone in the continued evolution of solar software integration.

Projects designed in the HelioScope solar design platform can now be seamlessly imported into Unirac’s U-Builder PV racking design tool for commercial flat ROOFMOUNT projects. The integration of Folsom Labs’ HelioScope with Unirac racking products helps customers streamline their design and engineering process, from initial site assessment to detailed bill of materials and code compliance.

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“Folsom Labs continues to evolve, bringing their ground breaking design platform to the solar industry,” says Peter Lorenz, Unirac CEO. “HelioScope has become an essential part of our design process and plays a critical part in Unirac’s effort to simplify the layout, design and project workflow for consumers of our Roof Mount solution.”

“This integration with Unirac represents the future of solar software,” said Paul Gibbs, CEO of Folsom Labs. “By linking Unirac’s U-Builder to the HelioScope platform, our customers are now able to leverage the best of both programs. HelioScope’s rigor makes it the ideal platform for unifying all solar design and sales processes, and Unirac is the ideal partner to showcase the power of that platform.”

For more information about the Helioscope and U-Builder integration, along with Unirac’s full line of innovative PV mounting solutions, please visit us at Solar Power International, Booth 2900 (for Unirac) or Booth 7133 (for Folsom Labs), September 14-17, 2015 in Anaheim, CA.

Bonded PV Arrays Could Provide Safer Solar Power

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In November 2014, TUV performed testing on bonding equipment in place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center 6.4-MW PV array in Las Vegas, Nevada. The equipment at the test site was the Unirac RM Roof Mount low-sloped roof mounting system. The field evaluation report provided by TUV, dated December 1, 2014, was based on the procedure set forth in the Bonding Path Resistance test in Section 13 of UL 2703.

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Unirac Ground Mount Solution is Available for Shipment

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – April 20, 2015 – Unirac Inc., a Hilti Group Company and the leading provider of high quality, competitive PV mounting solutions in North America, is proud to announce the Unirac GROUND FIXED TILT (GFT) is in production and ready for shipment today.

The GROUND FIXED TILT (GFT), has evolved from more than 12 years of experience with more than 1 GW of ground mount systems installed worldwide. A synergy of steel components and aluminum parts deliver installation performance with the lowest system cost. Installation savings are captured through efficiently engineered components, pre-assembled parts and integrated bonding for optimized construction sequencing.
“GFT is the outcome of close collaboration with our customers and our product vision for the ground mount market. It’s pre-assembled components save labor steps for faster installation,” said Peter Lorenz. “As with any of our innovations, our goal is to continuously improve our solutions and services while dependably exceeding our customer’s expectations by delivering correctly, efficiently and on-time.”

PowerSecure Solar, a division of PowerSecure International Inc., has awarded Unirac a contract to supply two ground mount projects in Georgia totaling approximately 80MW dc.

PowerSecure Selects Unirac for Two Utility-scale Projects in Southern United States

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – March 10, 2015 – Unirac Inc. announced today that PowerSecure Solar, a division of PowerSecure International Inc., has awarded the company a contract to supply two ground mount projects in Georgia totaling approximately 80MW dc.

“We are relying on Unirac’s expertise in the engineering, design and deployment of ground mount racking solutions, coupled with their leadership in quality and project management to support our team as we serve our customer on these utility-scale solar projects,” said Benjamin Schneider, President of PowerSecure Solar.

The GROUND FIXED TILT (GFT), releasing in April 2015, has evolved from more than 12 years of experience with more than 1 GW of ground mount systems installed worldwide. A synergy of steel components and aluminum parts deliver installation performance with the lowest system cost. Installation savings are captured through efficiently engineered components, pre-assembled parts and integrated bonding for optimized construction sequencing.
“We are honored to have been selected by PowerSecure to collaborate on integrated services and solutions to safely design, engineer and deliver large scale ground mount systems,” said Peter Lorenz, Unirac CEO. “We have full confidence our newly designed GROUND FIXED TILT (GFT) will exceed their expectations.”

Celebrity Solar Installation of the Week Starring NBA Legend Bill Walton

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He’s a big man living in a big house. It’s fitting that he gets a big solar system on his roof. NBA legend (and NRG Home Solar spokesperson) Bill Walton just went solar on his residence in Southern California.

Here’s what we know about the system: It’s a 12-kilowatt rooftop power plant using Enphase microinverters, Unirac racking systems, roof mounts from Quick Mount PV and 43 solar panels from LG. Walton had told the installers that he wanted panels “everywhere.”
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Unirac Awarded Contract for 6.4 MW DC Roof Mount (RM) Installation on Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – October 23, 2014 – Unirac, Inc., a Hilti Group Company and leading provider of high quality, competitive PV mounting solutions in North America, has been selected by NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) to provide a 6.4 MW DC Roof Mount (RM) for installation on the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandalay Bay, owned and operated by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), is MGM Resorts’ first commercial solar project in the United States.

MGM Resorts selected the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Convention Center because of its large south facing rooftop space with roughly 20 acres of optimal surface for solar power production. The completion of the project was announced today, and the rooftop installation will produce 20% of Mandalay Bay’s power demand at peak production.

“When designing one of the largest contiguous rooftop solar installations in the world, racking performance, site logistics and project planning are extremely important,” said Todd Kerschbaum, CEO at Sunora Energy Solutions, the firm responsible for installation. “Unirac’s performance on this project was exemplified by their commitment to delivering products on time, while maximizing our field productivity through efficient product design.”

ROOF MOUNT introduces the Power of Simplicity to the ballasted, flat roof solar industry. The system consists of only two major components, minimizing preparation work and installation time. RM allows installers to seamlessly design around roof obstacles, support most framed modules and bond the system with just the turn of a wrench.

“Our mission is to deliver high-quality solar solutions at the lowest total installed cost, RM is no exception,” said Michael Kennedy, Unirac Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We are excited to expand our partnership with Sunora and NRG on another high profile project such as Mandalay Bay.”