Unirac Helps Power up Volkswagen's Largest Solar-Energy Complex

       Unirac Helps Power up Volkswagen's Largest Solar-Energy Complex

ISYS Ground elected system for largest single solar array in Tennessee

PR Newswire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 30, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unirac, Inc., a Hilti Group
Company the leading provider of mounting solutions to the solar industry in
North America, is playing a large role in powering up the biggest solar park
of any car manufacturer in North America today.

The project involves Europe's biggest carmaker – Volkswagen, and its
recently-constructed 33,600 panel solar park in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The
solar park, which sits on 33-acres right next to the factory where the popular
mid-size VW Passat is produced, will provide nearly 13-percent of the plant's
energy – an amount that could power 1,200 households per year.

"This has been a tremendous collaboration for Unirac", said Peter Lorenz, CEO,
Unirac. "The opportunity to work with Phoenix Solar US and Silicon Ranch
really demonstrates Unirac's ability to accommodate a broad range of
foundation options in a major commercial project such as this one."

The Unirac ground mount solution, specifically engineered for the Volkswagen
Solar Park project, combines its successful ISYS™ Ground Mount 2.0 with custom
racking, resulting in an optimized total installed cost. The ISYS Ground 2.0
allowed for pre-assembly of module columns prior to installation of
foundations and racking. Additionally, contractors were able to build the
subassembly while assembling modules to rails in a controlled environment.
This method produced a shorter project turn-around time and reduced
field-labor, allowing Volkswagen to achieve greater cost savings.

"Close collaboration with Phoenix Solar US has helped us engineer a superior
product while reducing the total installation cost of this project," said Tony
Borck, Vice President Utility Group, Unirac. "We're excited to be part of a
project that has gained the awarding of LEED Platinum certification to
Volkswagen by the USS Green Building Council."

About Unirac Inc. ®Unirac, a Hilti Group Company the leading provider of
mounting solutions to the solar industry in North America. Recognized as an
industry innovator on both the product and process side, Unirac is one of the
fastest growing companies in the solar industry. Unirac has achieved
certifications for both ISO 9001:2008 for QMS and ISO 14001:2004 for EMS. Its
industrial-grade solar mount solutions meet 'Made in America', 'Buy American',
ARRA and Ontario Power Authority FIT and microFIT criteria. For more
information about Unirac, please visit http://www.unirac.com.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Dominick, Unirac, Inc., 505-242-6411,
elizabeth.dominick@unirac.com

SOURCE Unirac, Inc.

Website: http://www.unirac.com
 
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