Polar Racking to provide their single-axis tracker, the Axsus Sol-X, to their first two Maryland tracker projects.
Toronto, ON – 1 August 2023: Polar Racking, a leading North American supplier and manufacturer of solar mounting solutions, is pleased to announce today that leading solar developer, UGE, has awarded Polar Racking the supply and construction contract for their Axsus Sol-X single axis tracker for the first two community solar projects (5.5 MW DC) of their Maryland portfolio. This marks Polar Racking’s debut in supplying solar trackers to the state, and the continuance of their partnership with UGE.
Polar Racking is supplying engineering design services and its terrain-following single axis tracker to the two community solar projects located near the town of Oakland, Maryland. The geotechnical engineering is being completed by PRI Engineering. The number of community solar projects reaching construction is expected to increase over the next year following the passing of community solar legislation in April 2023, effective July 1, 2023. Polar Racking is proud to contribute to the advancement of community solar and energy equity in Maryland state.
Polar Racking’s single axis tracker solution was selected for these Maryland solar projects because of its advanced, proven design. The generous terrain-following and automotive-based driveshaft allows the Axsus Sol-X to be installed on challenging sites without the additional cost and environmental impact of grading. With solar development increasing in undulating terrain, such as found in Western Maryland, terrain-following single axis trackers are crucial to increasing the generation of solar energy.
“Polar Racking is delighted to partner with long-standing client, UGE, on their initial community solar projects in their Maryland portfolio,” says Robert Souliere, Director, Operations and Construction at Polar Racking. “Being selected as the supplier of the two community solar projects demonstrates our commitment to providing cutting-edge solar tracking technology and delivering exceptional value to our clients. With the Axsus Sol-X’s high tolerance for steep terrain, the single axis solution will continue to be the tracker of choice for projects in Maryland and across the U.S.”
“As we continue to expand our portfolio and build our first community solar projects in the state of Maryland, we’re glad to have Polar’s reliable technology and team supporting us,” says Kristin Lundquist, Director of Projects at UGE. “Polar have been great partners to us and we’re pleased to be working with them again.”
Polar Racking’s Axsus Sol-X single axis tracker has been installed across North America. Selected for its assembly efficiency, terrain-following, and driveshaft design, the Axsus Sol-X continues to deliver on its promise of innovation and value. Polar Racking has a total install base of over 3 GW of solar mounting solutions across North America and the Caribbean.
About Polar Racking
Founded in 2009 with offices in Ontario and Alberta, Polar Racking is a North American leader in PV mounting with a strong market share, specializing in commercial and utility-scale ground-mount, single-axis tracker, and carport solutions. With over 3 GW of PV mounting systems installed in North America, Polar Racking is focused on developing innovative racking solutions that enable our clients to build and own systems at the lowest installed cost per kWh.
UGE develops, owns, and operates commercial and community solar and battery storage projects.. Our distributed energy solutions deliver cheaper, cleaner energy to businesses and consumers with no upfront cost. With over 500MW of global experience, we work daily to power a more sustainable world.