GameChange Solar Wins 100 MW Racking Order

The Max-Span system provides the solar industry’s longest spans and fewest foundations, with as few as 240 per MW, the company says. It includes articulating purlin connections that permit installation on slopes of up to 15 percent, can withstand 150 mph wind and 90 psf snow loads.

GameChange Solar announced that it has passed one gigawatt in sales and expects to have substantially over one gigawatt installed by year end 2016. The company owns a number of installers and often provides PPAs to customers. Target customers for these commercial-scale installations include commercial businesses, government entities, real estate developers, schools and universities, and utility companies, among others.

The company launched its single axis tracker Genius Tracker, in July, and says it has successfully completed grounding and bonding testing under ETL/UL 2703 for use of rivets as alternate panel-mounting hardware, as well as in some cases for attachment of certain components in racking structures. Rivets are approved for use on all GameChange Solar pile-driven, ballasted fixed-tilt and tracker systems, the company says.

In September 2015, GameChange announced that its financing facility with Barron Group Holdings LLC had been upsized to $20 million. At the time, Andrew Worden, CEO of GameChange, said: “GameChange is fortunate to be cash flow positive, profitable, have no debt and maintain a significant cash balance. Having the financing facility upsized…enables us to be able to meet even more of the large growth opportunities we are encountering in the U.S. solar market and abroad.”

Barron Group Holdings is a private holding company with assets in excess of $100 million in cash, real estate and investments in manufacturing companies. Barron Partners LP is an international private investment fund with a primary focus on profitable cleantech companies. Barron has invested over $450 million of its capital since its formation in 2002.

In 2011, Barron Partners launched Soltas Energy to consolidate the former’s existing regional solar EPC/Project developers. Soltas Energy allows the firm to take ownership positions in prominent regional solar project development and installation companies, it said.

Soltas Energy includes all solar power plant assets held by Soltas Energy Corp and Soltas Holdings LLC. Technology and Manufacturing assets include total assets of all companies in which Barron Group Holdings owns interests in directly, or indirectly through its interest in Barron Partners LP, the company says.

In 2011, Soltas Energy agreed to purchase 175.5 MWp of solar modules from Luxembourg-based CNPV Solar Power. The latter’s wholly-owned subsidiary, CNPV Dongying Solar Power, based in Dongying, Shandong province, is a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules. CNPV designs, manufactures and supplies crystalline solar photovoltaic modules.