This week marks the publication and distribution of Solar Builder’s November/December 2018 issue which includes the 2018 Projects of the Year for solar. Submissions for the awards are sent in throughout the year by developers, EPCs, contractors, and manufacturers in the solar industry and highlight the most outstanding solar sites across the country.

A QuadPod solar canopy constructed by Quest customer, Interconnection Systems Inc., was on the ballot for a coveted Project of the Year award. Although the system did not win top billing, it did win big with an Editor’s Choice Award, one of only five awarded.

The 54.6kW system was constructed at the Harley-Davidson Rally Point Plaza in Sturgis, SD in just five days in June. The plaza is used for numerous public events during the year and as a central gathering place during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The power generated by the system will offset energy used by the building that houses the Sturgis Public Library and City Hall.

“The Harley-Davidson Rally Point is an extremely important public space for the City of Sturgis. Both Quest and ISI did a marvelous job incorporating the new black powder coated canopy into the aesthetic aspect of the Plaza, and were respectful of property, events and of residents. Construction even took a break while the city had a parade going by during fabrication. I am definitely pleased with ISI, Quest and the finished canopy.” – Liz Wunderlich, P.E., City Engineer, City of Sturgis