CINCINNATI, OH (October 23, 2014) – San Rafael Airport, a private airport north of San Francisco, has added a large photovoltaic installation to the roofs of 49 of their existing aircraft hangars.
Bob Herbst, Manager of San Rafael Airport, saw the opportunity for a photovoltaic installation and developed an agreement with PG&E for a Feed-In-Tariff program, the first of its kind for PG&E. Using outside consultants, the design for a 1.2 MW installation came to life.
One key element of the design is a pipe racking system using Hollaender® Speed-Rail® structural fittings, manufactured in Cincinnati, Ohio by Hollaender Manufacturing Company. The PV racking system used almost 8,000 Hollaender® Speed-Rail® fittings of various configurations. #46 base flanges were used to mount to the metal roofs and #5E straight tees and #17 cross bracing tees were used to connect to and support 1 ½” IPS galvanized steel pipe.
Hollaender, the leading supplier of structural slip-on fittings for the solar pipe rack market, supports the fittings with a 10-year warranty. Herbst commented, “Marin County is one of the most proactive counties in California when it comes to promoting renewable energy. It’s a pleasure to do business with a company like Hollaender that builds high quality American made parts and stands behind those parts for the long run.”
Hollaender® Speed-Rail® is a line of structural slip-on pipe fittings that are used with aluminum, galvanized steel, stainless steel and black iron pipe to construct PV racking, handrail, safety rail and guardrail, as well as a wide variety of unique modular pipe and fitting based structures.
About Hollaender Manufacturing
Hollaender is a manufacturer and marketer of aluminum structural pipe fittings, aluminum pipe, and infill panels, as well as final assemblies that use these components. These components are used in the design and build of handrail, guardrail and safety rail systems as well as a wide variety of unique modular pipe and fitting based structures for commercial, residential, public works and industrial applications, as well for retail store fixtures and other structural applications. These components and systems are marketed under the trademarked brands Speed-Rail® and Interna-Rail®. Hollaender also offers consultation, design, and project management services.