Cantsink Completes 1 MW Solar Project with Hecate Energy Using Driven Piles


January 14, 2014 – As solar continues to take off in the state of Georgia, Cantsink completed a 1 MW solar project in Woodland, GA. Hecate Energy developed the project from start to finish which was a part of the Georgia Power ASI program, a program for the development of 210 MW of solar projects in the state of Georgia.

Cantsink’s President, Patrick Hutchinson, said, “Georgia has made a name for itself on the national scene in the solar industry. We are highly involved in the development of the industry in our state and would like to see its full success in 2014, the second year of the ASI program. We are looking forward to the opportunity and growth to come in our backyard.”

 Cantsink introduced a driven pile solution in 2013 with their GAYK machine to add to their current helical pile offering.  Cantsink and Hecate partnered on this project and used the driven pile option for their foundation solution.  The Cantsink team installed 157 driven piers, collaborating with other companies including the EPC for the project, Radiance Solar; GameChange Racking; ReneSola modules and SolarMax inverters.

The tolerance for the driven piles was very minimal requiring less than one inch with an installation at the greatest degree of tilt.  Cantsink was able to successfully install the foundations to design, meeting the time line and budget for the project.

 “We were very pleased with the work performed by Cantsink” said Preston Schultz, Development Manager with Hecate Energy.  “The project was completed in just over 60-days from mobilization to inter

connection which allowed Hecate to meet our obligations with the utility.  Cantsink’s work was both efficient and of a high quality; we are confident we have a solar project that will stand the test of time.”

Hecate hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony onsite to showcase the solar array.  The members from all of the involved companies on the project joined to cut the ribbon together, and the solar project is now providing power to the utility.

About Hecate

Hecate Energy delivers power projects – from planning and inception through construction and continuing operations. The company specializes in solar and wind power, natural gas plants, and energy storage, unearthing creative approaches to structuring PPAs and financing power projects both in the United States and abroad. Hecate Energy believes in collaborative, long-term partnerships with the communities, organizations and countries it serves.

 About Cantsink Manufacturing, Inc.

Cantsink is proud to be a piling manufacturing company trusted throughout the nation to supply innovative, strong and cost-effective helical piles.  We have been in the helical pile industry since 1988, and have experience creating piles for a wide variety of structures, including the foundations for ground-mounted solar projects.  We can provide fast turn around of material and competitive pricing, along with exceptional customer service.  We are proud to announce that our plant and company headquarters have been converted to solar power and are net-zero energy facilities. Our professional engineers have over 45 years of combined experience and can strategize and design a custom solution for your project.  We’re engineered for excellence.

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