Polar Racking was selected to supply its CORE fixed tilt ground mount solar racking and ballasted foundations and complete a full mechanical installation of the solar projects.
Toronto, ON – 26 July 2023: Polar Racking, a leading North American supplier and manufacturer of solar mounting solutions, is excited to announce that the Company has been awarded the contract to supply CORE, its fixed tilt ground mount solar mounting solution, and ballasted foundations to two New York solar projects, Manlius and Geddes, by SolarBank Corporation, an independent renewable and clean energy project developer.
The two solar projects totaling 10 megawatts (MW) 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 the city Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
“We selected Polar Racking’s ground mount solar solution because of the innovative and proven engineering design that stands behind it,” says 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 is thrilled to be supplying and constructing the two landfill solar projects in New York for a customer we’ve worked on over 20 projects with. 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.”
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.
As the supplier of over 3 Gigawatts across North America with a future pipeline of 3.4 gigawatts (GW), Polar Racking reinforces its commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction. The company’s selection as the supplier and installer for the two New York solar projects underscores its position as an industry leader.
About Polar Racking
Founded in 2009 with offices in Ontario, Alberta and the US, 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 solar 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.
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