Speed and ease of installation will permit reduced estimates for subsequent projects YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — His initial experience with the Solar FlexRack has convinced another project manager that the innovative rack mounting system for solar panels holds tremendous potential for the future.
Melink Corporation of Cincinnati was the general contractor for DPL Energy Resources’ $400,000 project at the Mound Advanced Technology Center in Miamisburg, which is a former Department of Energy Weapons site. The 61.2 kilowatt solar array was erected on a hillside on the company grounds. Work was begun in late May and completed in late June.
Craig Davis, Project Manager for Melink, said “We knew the installation of the new solar PV system at The Mound would be a difficult one due to the rocky and sloped terrain. We chose Solar FlexRack because we knew the installation would be difficult and we wanted a product that would allow for a relatively easy and low-labor install.”
Melink’s faith in the Solar FlexRack was well-placed. Experience has shown that a 3-man crew can install one Solar FlexRack in 3 minutes or less. FlexRack’s nearest competitor says it takes an 8-man crew an average of 30 minutes to install their product. And now, says Davis, the success Melink has experienced with the Solar FlexRack at the Mound installation has him looking to future projects. “Thanks to the speed of the Solar FlexRack installation, our team has been able to reduce installation estimates on our other projects, giving us a competitive edge and leading to more projects in the future. “We were also impressed with the customer service provided by everyone at Solar FlexRack,” says Davis. “We can’t wait to try an installation on ground level!”