Polar Racking (Polar), a Windsor based manufacturer of Solar Mounting Solutions, held a reception today to make several exciting announcements regarding new product innovation and jobs. Building on the success of its first product the Polar One Ballasted Mounting System, Polar announced its newest product the PolaRail Mounting System.
Fully designed, engineered and manufactured in Windsor/Essex, the System provides a new level of innovation in the rapidly developing North American solar market. One of the product’s key advantages is its ability to increase roof spans by up to 50% without sacrificing structural integrity, resulting in faster installations and fewer roof penetrations.
In addition to the PolaRail System, Polar also announced two new variations of its successful Polar One Ballasted Racking System. The new 5º and 10º options are aimed to take advantage of the rapidly growing export market in the US. “With these two new solutions, we are targeting major solar markets in the U.S. such as California, Arizona and Nevada where lower tilt angles are more typical” said Vishal Lala, Managing Director of Polar Racking. “These low tilt, and ultra lightweight systems are the ideal solution for large commercial roof tops with limited available load capacity.” The systems are fully designed, engineered and manufactured in Windsor, Ontario.
Polar Racking has seized the opportunity presented by the Green Energy Act, which requires developers of Solar projects to utilize racking manufactured in Ontario, to expand its business into export markets such as the U.S. Polar has orders from a number of U.S solar developers to ship 30MW of its products over the next 3 years. Polar Racking expects about 4 MW to be installed in the U.S in the first half of next year. Polar is aggressively pursuing opportunities in the US. This October Polar Racking is participating at Solar Power International, the largest Solar PV show in North America, in Dallas. By 2013, Polar projects that over 50% of its sales will be from outside Canada.
In Ontario, Polar Racking is working with several of the largest solar developers and is in final negotiations to supply over 50 MW of its innovative rooftop racking products over the next 30 months. “This is a very proud day for Polar Racking, as we continue to develop partnerships with key developers on both sides of the borders, allowing us to create an additional 30 jobs in Ontario” said Vishal Lala who estimates that the orders will amount to an additional $50 million in revenue over the next three years.. Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan, Liberal Candidates Teresa Piruzza and Ken Schmidt, were in attendance at the event to mark the second anniversary of the Green Energy Act.
About Polar Racking Polar Racking is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of Solar PV mounting solutions. Polar Racking is committed to revolutionizing the racking industry through its highly efficient racking solutions; value added engineering and excellent customer service. With an emphasis on minimizing structural loads and construction time, Polar maximizes ROI by providing integrated solutions that consistently deliver the lowest cost per kilowatt-hour for its clients. Polar Racking is currently the lead racking choice on over 70 MW worth of projects scheduled to be installed in the next 12 months. We are extremely excited and proud to be the fastest growing solar racking manufacturer in Canada.
Source: Polar Racking