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Mississauga, ON – 3 May 2023: Polar Racking, a leading North American supplier and manufacturer of solar mounting solutions, announced today that leading solar developer, UGE, has awarded Polar Racking with three fixed tilt ground mount solar projects totaling 6.6 megawatts (MWDC) in Maine.

Polar Racking is supplying engineering design services, its all-weather CORE fixed tilt ground mount, and foundations to the Norway (1.1MW), Qualey (2.7MW), and Broadway (2.8MW) solar projects located in Maine. The Norway solar project is nearing construction completion, and the remaining two projects are slated to start construction in summer 2023. The portfolio’s varied site conditions required a range of foundation types, including ground screw foundations and at the landfill site, Polar Racking’s pour-on-site ballast tubs. The foundation testing and design was completed by a geotechnical engineering consulting company that specializes in solar foundation design, PRI Engineering.

Polar Racking’s solar racking solutions were selected because of their superior performance in high winds, and heavy snow common to the Northeast U.S and their industry best-in-class, on-site customer support.  The portfolio is sited on locations in Maine with unusually high snow loads, between 80-90 psf. The CORE fixed tilt ground mount solar racking has a proven track record on installations as far as the Canadian Arctic and in hurricane-prone areas such as the Caribbean and the East Coast of North America.

“Polar Racking is proud to be selected for the Maine projects with a long-standing client, UGE,” says Vishal Lala. “We’re happy to continue to meet the high standards of leading solar developers with our robust products and high levels of customer service. Polar Racking continues to innovate our products to improve the speed and ease of assembly in winter conditions. We believe the CORE will continue to stand apart from other fixed tilt ground mounted solar racking products.”

“The quality of materials we use for our community solar projects is paramount,” said Kristin Lundquist, UGE’s Director of Projects. “We trust Polar Racking to deliver the durable, dependable products we require to build projects that will last for decades.”

Polar Racking’s CORE fixed tilt ground mount has been installed across North America and the Caribbean. Selected for its easy assembly, high tolerances, and robust design, the CORE continues to exceed expectations in durability and client-centric design. 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.

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