Energy & Power
Uni-Fab’s Ontario plant completes 250kW solar rooftop
By Alyssa Dalton
January 27, 2014 – Uni-Fab, a company specializing in custom metal fabrication, has completed the 250kW rooftop solar project at its 81,000 sf manufacturing plant in Leamington, Ont.
To complete the installation, it selected EthoSolar to provide a turn-key solution based on its “reputation within the solar industry and experience with serving the local area”, it said.
According to Sean Hammond, EthoSolar VP of Operations, the EthoSolar and Uni-Fab team worked closely together throughout the process.
“[President] Abe Fehr’s enthusiasm and commitment to seeing this project realized was demonstrated through his involvement from start to finish,” said Hammond. “Given Uni-Fab’s particular specialty in sheet metal fabrication, the company conducted their own structural improvements to the roof and produced brackets for the electrical component requirements directly in their plant.”
The solar project includes 1430 Hanwha Poly Can Am 250W panels totalling 357,500W DC and a design utilizes Fronius IG Plus inverters and a Wurth Dual Rail racking system. It was connected in October 2013 with commissioning completed in November 2013.
Photo courtesy EthoSolar.