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Unirac Supports USC Solar Decathlon Team with Assist from Run on Sun

04/23/13

  08:41:00 am, by Jim Jenal - Founder & CEO   , 284 words  
Categories: Solar News, Solar Decathlon - 2013

Unirac Supports USC Solar Decathlon Team with Assist from Run on Sun

Unirac logo

We wrote previously about our chance encounter with Evyn and Stephen from the USC Solar Decathlon team at a solar tweet-up and how great it was to meet such smart, enthusiastic, and talented young professionals dedicated to advancing sustainability.  It was the kind of encounter that made you want to roll up your sleeves and help them reach their goals.

Well, now we are pleased to announce that our meeting has born fruit. Thanks to our friends at Unirac, we have some great news!

fluxHome model from USC solar decathlon team

Evyn & Stephen show off fluxHome™ model

Unirac has agreed to donate all of the racking gear needed for fluxHome™ - USC’s entrant in the 2013 Solar Decathlon.  And not just any racking, but Unirac’s flagship product, SolarMount Evolution, which provides the most secure roof-top attachment system in the business.

Unirac solarmount(e) end clamp

Soon, this hardware will support solar panels on USC’s fluxHome™

We often write about how the solar industry is really supposed to be better than other endeavors - more focused on the future and not just profits in the present.  After all, the systems that we install are supposed to last for 25 years and the reason we build them in the first place is to help create that sustainable future.  So it is tremendously affirming to have a partner like Unirac that has a similar vision.  (Nor is this donation an outlier for Unirac - read about their efforts to assist with the installation of a solar power system on a home for children in Haiti.)

We are proud to have played a small part in making this happen and prouder still to be associated with the USC Solar Decathlon Team and their efforts at providing lessons in sustainability for us all.  Fight on!

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Comment from:
evyn.larson
Thanks for the post and the help, Jim! We, too, find Unirac’s vision reassuring and even exciting. They make such wonderful products and we are thrilled to be using them in fluxHome! Fight On! Evyn
04/23/13 @ 11:00
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eesmc
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To echo Evyn’s sentiment: we are so thrilled to use Unirac’s fantastic equipment on FluxHome and show it off to all of our visitors. Thanks for all of the support, Jim! Stephen (@eesmc)
04/23/13 @ 19:36
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stefania
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Awesome- proud to be affiliated with USC and, via my connection with Jim, to know and value Unirac’s excellent equipment. Kudos to both for their significant contributions to sustainable energy!
04/25/13 @ 03:29


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Jim Jenal is the Founder & CEO of Run on Sun, Pasadena's premier installer and integrator of top-of-the-line solar power installations.
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