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Unirac Supports Collegiate Solar Decathlon Sponsored by U.S.
Department of Energy
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unirac, Inc., a Hilti
Group Company and leading provider of high quality, competitive PV
mounting solutions in North America, is proud to have partnered with
the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Arizona State University (ASU)
for the design of the SHADE house as part of the Solar Decathlon
The international collegiate competition sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Energy, challenges university students from around the
nation (and the world) to design and build solar-powered homes over a
period of 20 months. Next month, the SHADE house will serve as the
executive visitor's suite for former President Clinton's Global
Initiative University event in Tempe, Arizona.
"The challenge was to design a solar solution balancing functionality
with aesthetics to yield the best architectural solution," said
Jeanette Brasher, Senior Applications Engineer at Unirac, who worked
with students directly in the development of the solar array on the
SHADE house. "It was great to collaborate with students to determine
methods for designing, installing and electrically bonding the array."
Team ASUNM, a combination of each university's acronym, is a
collaborative effort between engineering, architecture, and
construction students to focus on building materials and energy
systems that are appropriate for the desert southwest - a part of the
country expected to see continued population growth over the coming
"As a leader in the solar industry, we aspire to play a hand in
shaping the future leaders of solar," said Peter Lorenz, CEO of
Unirac. "We are privileged to have worked alongside such visionary
The solar system on the SHADE house can produce more power than it
consumes on an average day. With 310 days of sunshine, New Mexico can
utilize the sun's free and abundant resources to lead renewable energy
"This was the first time UNM participated in the Solar Decathlon and
we are proud of the result," said Dr. Robert Frank, UNM president.
"This kind of prestigious competition placed UNM working and competing
shoulder-to-shoulder with other excellent Universities."
About Unirac, Inc. Unirac, a Hilti Group Company, is North America's
leading provider of infrastructure for solar power systems. Recognized
as an industry innovator on both the product and process side, we
provide the best mounting solutions to our customers through high
quality, competitively priced products, responsive customer support,
industry leading engineering services and excellence in supply-chain
management. Unirac has achieved certifications for ISO 9001:2008 for
QMS, ISO 14001:2004 for EMS and OHSAS 18001:2007 for safety. For more
information about Unirac, please visit www.unirac.com.
Media Contact: Marcelo Gomez Director of Marketing Unirac, Inc. 1411
Broadway Boulevard NE Albuquerque, NM 87102 V: 505-242-6411 E:
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