Cantsink Surpasses 40-MW Milestone in Solar Foundation Installations

PELHAM, Ga., Oct. 30, 2013. /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cantsink Manufacturing announced today that the installation of helical pile foundations in Pelham, Mitchell County, Georgia is complete. With solar projects successfully installed in Georgia, the Southeast, the Atlantic seaboard, nationwide and even the Caribbean, Cantsink has surpassed the 40-megawatt milestone. 


The Camilla Solar Project, located in Pelham, Mitchell County, GA, is the latest in a steady series of ground-mounted solar projects installed by Cantsink.  For this project, 9050 helical piles were manufactured and inventoried for the project. With a schedule of 1500 helical piles installed per week over a six-week period, the Camilla project is well on its way toward its completion date of late fall 2013.

The Camilla Solar Project is located on a 150-acre site, and a total of 69,680 Trina solar modules will be utilized to complete the ground-mounted system.  Origis Energy, a developer/owner of large-scale solar PV plants in the European Union and US, developed the project; they will also be the owner/operator. 

"We are pleased to add Camilla to our growing list of utility scale solar projects that generate clean, renewable energy while creating jobs in local communities across Georgia and beyond.  This is a landmark project, and it is gratifying to see the solar industry forging ahead in our state with this PPA, the ASI and now the 525 additional megawatts added to the solar capacity in Georgia", said Patrick Hutchinson, President of Cantsink.

On-site construction for this project has commenced, with installation expected to be completed and placed in service by late fall of 2013.  The solar installation will generate renewable energy to the electric grid through a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with the Georgia Power Company.  Currently, Georgia ranks 21st in the country in installed solar capacity.  In the spring of 2013, Georgia Power implemented its Advanced Solar Initiative, allowing for 210 megawatts of solar installations over three years.  The Georgia Public Service Commission, in July of this year ordered Georgia Power to boost its commitment to solar energy, requiring an increase in solar power capacity by 525 megawatts by the end of 2016. 

Media Contact: Sharon Lee, Cantsink Manufacturing, 678-280-7453,

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