FTC Solar and AUI Partners target distributed generation PV projects in new collaboration

Solar tracking provider FTC Solar is collaborating with solar contracting company AUI Partners on a new offering for the distributed generation market.

Credit: Amber Gallagher-Schranz/FTC Solar

FTC Solar’s DG Solutions Business Unit and AUI Partners will provide solar tracking services for sites under 20 MW. The partnership will use FTC’s Voyager+ 2P solar tracker and AUI’s experience in site design and construction for projects of this scale with the intent to reduce lead times.

“Despite the growth in DG as a result of federal and state-wide pushes for increased solar projects, there is still a shortage of comprehensive solutions that give customers what they need in a timely manner,” said Mario Carbone, Partner at AUI Partners. “By combining FTC’s resilient and versatile Voyager tracker and optimization software with our lead generation, design, delivery and installation services, we are able to offer customers an innovative design-through-installation service that ultimately benefits developers by reducing the number of project partners they need to commission.”

FTC Solar and AUI Partners are targeting multiple segments for this offering, including commercial, community solar programs, projects for independent power producers and smaller one-off projects for sectors such as agriculture. The partnership is available throughout the United States.

“By ensuring materials are readily available for these projects, DG Solutions will deliver faster than many other providers in the market, which can require more than six months,” said Sean Hunkler, CEO of FTC Solar. “We see tremendous growth potential for this market over the next few years. However, for it to grow successfully, resilient turnkey solutions are imperative, and working with the team at AUI Partners will help us complete these projects quickly, which is a win for both the customer and the planet.”

FTC Solar unveiled its Voyager+ product in September of 2021 to accommodate large format modules, withstand wind speeds up to 120 mph and provide tracking solutions for complex sites. FTC Solar and AUI Partners will be exhibiting at RE+ from September 19 to 22 at booth #504.

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