Solar FlexRack signs deal for the largest utility-scale solar project in Iowa


Solar FlexRack, a provider of photovoltaic mounting and tracking solutions, announced it has been selected to for the largest utility-scale solar power generation project in Iowa.

The 2.3MW plant is the largest of the series which will include 5 systems and total 5.5MW. When completed, the 5 solar electric plants will reduce over 5 million tons of carbon emissions annually.

The installation uses Solar FlexRack’s G3 Fixed Tilt system racking solution. The G3 Series was independently verified for its ease and speed of installation, the company said.

Developed and installed by Azimuth Energy, the installations under construction are primarily located in the central and eastern regions of the Hawkeye State.

Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO), Iowa’s largest cooperative energy provider, will commission the carbon-free, solar plants and the clean energy will be delivered to their membership.

CIPCO is part of a powerful movement among electric cooperatives to procure sustainable solar power as a part of their energy offering. Cooperatives across the U.S. have over 500 MW of solar power installed or in the works.

“Solar FlexRack met our demanding requirements, providing the most versatile solution with the ability to accommodate varying terrains and duplicate design configurations – reducing engineering time and installation cost,” said Marc Lopata, president, Azimuth Energy.

Rajani Baburajan

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